Category Archives: Scrutiny

Housing difficulties on Croydon’s young people mount

A young person aged 18-24 needs a deposit of £30,000 and an annual income of £42,000 (assuming a mortgage agreed of 4 times income) to buy a one bedroom flat in Croydon, based on the current entry level price of … Continue reading

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A thin hope – but a real one – for Lambeth’s doomed libraries

Revised 11 November with addition at end. A packed & angry meeting filled about 250 seats at Lilian Baylis School in Kennington attending the ‘called in’ Lambeth Council cuts library plan at the Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday evening 10 November … Continue reading

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Croydon November Events

Tuesday 3 November. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee. Includes questions to Councillor Timothy Godfrey, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, and capital spending budgets. See today’s previous blogs. Town Hall. Katharine St. You can access the agenda and papers … Continue reading

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Is Croydon Council obsessed with roads and parking?

£15.4m is per year is required to maintain the highway officers are telling the Council’s Scrutiny & Overview Committee on Tuesday 3 November. ‘The requirement to maintain the highway in its current state is estimated to be £15.4m p.a. which is … Continue reading

Posted in capital budget, enforcement, Fiveways, food hygiene, highways, junctions, parking, pavements, pollution, roads, Scrutiny, trading standards, Waddon Oasis Primary | Leave a comment

Croydon Events & News at 18 October

Council Question Times at Scrutiny Committee The Scrutiny Committee considers presentations by Cabinet members, asks questions and gives an opportunity to members of the public to ask questions. If you have a question, please email it in advance of the meeting … Continue reading

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