Less than 6 weeks before the borough Council elections which will determine who runs Croydon for the next 4 years, the Conservatives on Friday laid out their challenge to the Labour party which currently runs Croydon - a plan for a dynamic, forward-looking and clean town, delivered by a Council which is well-run and above... Continue Reading →
In a devastating announcement, it was revealed in September that Croydon’s Labour-run Council has failed its OfSTED inspection - judging social services for children to be ‘Inadequate’ across the board.
Only a last minute intervention by Conservative Minister for London, Greg Hands MP, working with Croydon South MP Chris Philp and the leader of the Conservative group on the council , Cllr Tim Pollard, has prevented our hopeless Labour council blowing the Westfield scheme. Up and down the borough residents have been asking "Where͛s Westfield? Why is... Continue Reading →
Ofsted's devastating judgement of Croydon's Child Services department, rating it 'Inadequate' - the lowest possible grade - was strongly critical of Council leadership, saying "Poor managerial oversight of cases fails to ensure that basic social work practice is of a good enough standard." Now even more damning revelations have come to light, as it has... Continue Reading →
Residents all over Croydon believe that the Labour Council is losing the battle against fly tipping. Labour made dealing with this a key election pledge in 2014 but the continued prevalence of fly tipping across the town shows that it has failed. At a meeting of the Council in February, the Conservative opposition unveiled their... Continue Reading →
Labour’s ‘Local Plan’ went through its Inspection in Public, which resulted in a few changes to the original proposals. Conservative councillors attended most inspection sessions to support residents, unlike Labour councillors who stayed away. Creating the local plan is a legal requirement and the work has been going on for many years and goes through... Continue Reading →
Croydon Conservatives have launched one of their first manifesto commitments for the local elections in 2018, and it is to provide support for carers by reducing council tax for many. Councillor Tim Pollard, Conservative Group Leader says “ Croydon’s incredible carers make considerable sacrifices to care for loved ones within their home. That’s why the... Continue Reading →
At the end of October the council made the shock announcement that Fairfield Halls is set to remain closed into 2019 . When it re-opens it will do so in stages, which begs the question as to why Labour rejected the Conservatives’ idea of phasing the whole development to keep the venue alive throughout. Cllr... Continue Reading →