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How can you assess what Croydon’s Parties are offering in the local election?

The two main political parties are appealing to the voters on the basis of ‘We can manage the Council better than the other lot’. Labour is highlighting is achievements and the Tories are Labour’s shortcomings.  As expected the latter do … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 28 May

Events Listing https://www.festivalflyer.com/the-croydon-flyer Wednesday 31 May. 6-9pm. Shaking Hands – The Icebreaker Social Sussex Innovation Centre, No.1 Croydon, 12-16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 0XT To sign up go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shaking-hands-conversation-starter-social-tickets-34158542119 Can you spot me at the back in the photo … Continue reading

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Croydon Council Tax to go up n.5% to protect services

Croydon Council’s leadership is proposing a 4.99% increase in Council tax for the year from 1 April at the Cabinet meeting on 20 February. 99% increase in the Council Tax for Croydon Services 3% increase in the Adult Social Care … Continue reading

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Riot Compensation Bill, Cuts,Sunday Trading, Renewing Democracy – What Croydon North MP Steve Reed Says

Tory Government Tries To Hide Its Cuts to Councils See Steve Reed Croydon North MP’s analysis on Labour List 20 January. https://labourlist.org/2016/01/heres-how-the-tories-council-cuts-cover-up-works   Devolving Sunday Trading is negative See his analysis on Labour List 12 November 2015. https://labourlist.org/2015/11/devolving-sunday-trading-laws-is-bad-for-communities-and-workers Devolution will Help … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 11 January

Diary Tuesday 12 January. 6.30pm. Council Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee, Town Hall Agenda items: Question Time with the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Learning; Education quality and standards (report on improvement in results); Education budget (up £3.18m … Continue reading

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Council faces making £29 million cuts in next three years

The Council’s draft budget, outlines savings of £28.95 million by 2018/2019, the vast majority of which will be made over the next two years: £15.75m in the next financial year, £12.24m the year after and a further £0.96 million in … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Looming Cuts Crisis

Libraries could be closed The Croydon Advertiser warns that libraries could be closed as part of the Council’s attempt to meet the cuts required by the Conservative Government. In his Croydon Radio interview on 29 November Cabinet member Timothy Godfrey … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Growing Cuts Crisis

There is growing despair in the wider labour movement that Croydon Council’s leadership is not seeking to develop wide support to ensure that the damage that will be done by the next round of cuts from April are understood publicly … Continue reading

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