Wayne Trakas-Lawlor

Is Croydon Council’s question time now more transparent and open?

Posted on November 16th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Have recent reforms improved debate, or made it more difficult to question officials?

I came close to being thrown out of the public gallery during a meeting of Croydon Council on Monday 17th October, for protesting about the way in which a question I had submitted was dealt with under the new rules. Our mayor, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, told me this the following week.

I won’t bore you … Read More »

Is this how a council is meant to function?

Posted on August 11th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Heavily implying that the answer is ‘no’, Michael Swadling reports on a very familiar scene in the town hall

Croydon Council has often been accused of ‘Punch and Judy politics’ with both main parties using council meetings to act out a mini House of Commons, rather than debating local issues in Croydon. Is this how a council is meant to function?

On Monday 18th … Read More »