Jamie Audsley Suspended From Labour Group
Thornton Heath Labour Councillor and community development worker Jamie Audsley has been suspended from the Labour Group following an unknown allegation that is being investigated. This follows shortly after his appointment as a member of the co-operative housing commission being chaired by Council Leader Tony Newman. Given his community development outlook Audsley has disappointed many people for his support for planning applications which have had strong opposition from local residents.
Housing Commission on Co-operative and Community Led Housing
Tony Newman is chairing this Commission. Jamie Audsley is a member, though what affect his suspension from the Croydon Labour Group remains to be seen.
Tim Pollard attacks Council Budget
Council Conservative Leader Tim Pollard attacks Labour’s budget for 2017/18
Council Leader Tony Newman’s explanation is at
Cabinet member Simon Hall in charge of finance praises Labour’s achievements since May 2014
The budget includes a doubling of the Councillors’ Ward Budgets
Paula Murray Extols Council Cultural Strategy
Paula Murray, the Council’s Creative Director extols its cultural strategy
A different view is outlined by Ian Marvin
Community Safety Strategy
The Scrutiny Committee quizzed Cabinet member Hamida Ali and considered the community safety targets. See the webcast at
A serious challenge to the ability of the Croydon Police to obtain community support and information is the high level of allegations about discrimination towards members of the public. This is a major challenge for the new Borough Commander.
Council Jobs Brokerage Places 100th person in work
Council Tax Non-payment
Because of refusal, failure or inability to pay Council Tax the Council served 22,163 Liability Orders in 2015. The total amount collectable in 2015.16 was £178.059m, of which £5.422m was not paid.