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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 15 Nov 20 11.44am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Most individuals in power in Local council nowadays wouldn't get a job in the real world - Croydon isn't the exception sadly - many more will follow.
the amazing thing is that since March they have all furloughed staff and therefore saved millions of pounds in wages - although I accept that nothing has been done either - which they just seem to squander.
Councils now are doing their own Property Development as well.
That is a tough job that takes years to get right so how can they suddenly do it properly - they can't is the answer!
My local council was taken over by the Lib Dems 18 months ago - our local plan was already late when they took over and they have delayed and delayed and absolutely nothing has been done and next May they will likely get thrown out at the elections with still nothing done.
These people do their local areas a huge disservice and they should be prosecuted for some of the stunts that they pull whichever party they represent but instead - as someone else said - they get paid off and get a pension pot as well.
You could not make this S**T up!

 

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View bigc's Profile bigc Flag croydon 18 Nov 20 3.08pm Send a Private Message to bigc Add bigc as a friend

That's labour for you, couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 18 Nov 20 4.05pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

In austerity, the government rids itself of its responsibilities to save money, farming them on to councils.

At the same time it reduces government funding to local authorities.

So it is a huge hit, and some councils probably are badly run but they are not concerned with politics mainly just trying to keep going meeting their legal obligations.

At the moment what is their council tax revenue likely to be, it is the last item on my list.

 

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View BarEagle's Profile BarEagle Flag Monmouth 18 Nov 20 4.11pm Send a Private Message to BarEagle Add BarEagle as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

In austerity, the government rids itself of its responsibilities to save money, farming them on to councils.

At the same time it reduces government funding to local authorities.

So it is a huge hit, and some councils probably are badly run but they are not concerned with politics mainly just trying to keep going meeting their legal obligations.

At the moment what is their council tax revenue likely to be, it is the last item on my list.


Where does the money come from? Central government? That is a bottomless pit is it?

 

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View dannyboy1978's Profile dannyboy1978 Flag 27 Nov 20 6.45pm Send a Private Message to dannyboy1978 Add dannyboy1978 as a friend

This is a must listen to Anyone living in Croydon. Our council is run by absolute morons and the current leader has no experience for the position she holds!!

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 27 Nov 20 8.14pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by dannyboy1978

This is a must listen to Anyone living in Croydon. Our council is run by absolute morons and the current leader has no experience for the position she holds!!

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more than agree with you DB78
labour, in croydon, are one spiteful bunch.
Mean and out to destroy any community in the more affluent areas.
the joke is, next council election theyll be voted in, no contest, as their are so many ponces that know where the breads buttered.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 27 Nov 20 8.17pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by dannyboy1978

This is a must listen to Anyone living in Croydon. Our council is run by absolute morons and the current leader has no experience for the position she holds!!

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To be fair, the current leader has only been in the job for 4 weeks so itís not really her fault the council has run out of money.
There has been financial mismanagement for years.

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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View dannyboy1978's Profile dannyboy1978 Flag 27 Nov 20 8.55pm Send a Private Message to dannyboy1978 Add dannyboy1978 as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

To be fair, the current leader has only been in the job for 4 weeks so itís not really her fault the council has run out of money.
There has been financial mismanagement for years.

Did you not listen to the interview, she was part of the old regime and even admitted she made mistakes, would a private company put her in that roll ?

If you didn't please listen to the clip

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 27 Nov 20 9.40pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by dannyboy1978

Did you not listen to the interview, she was part of the old regime and even admitted she made mistakes, would a private company put her in that roll ?

If you didn't please listen to the clip

Didnít listen mate, just knew she was new to job.

Donít trust labour with finances. They are also ok until the money runs out.

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 27 Nov 20 10.35pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

I have to declare a personal interest in that I know the lady who now leads Croydon. And that whilst I might disagree with her on many, many things in terms of policy for Croydon, I know she is incredibly hard-working and I know she would only have acted in complete good faith.

But that interview is horrendous, no two ways about that but it is clear that she was not prepared properly for it. I have no idea why she decided to step up and put herself up for the job given the s*** storm she must have known was about to break but she did and that must have taken a lot of courage.

Now I have enough self-awareness to admit that if I did not have this personal connection, I would probably be the first to call for her head but she is in a no-win situation and given how central government are now effectively running the borough, she is just there to catch the grief.

I must be going soft in my old age but, and I appreciate it is not always enough, she cannot be faulted for the time and effort she puts into it all.

 

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View dannyboy1978's Profile dannyboy1978 Flag 27 Nov 20 11.49pm Send a Private Message to dannyboy1978 Add dannyboy1978 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

I have to declare a personal interest in that I know the lady who now leads Croydon. And that whilst I might disagree with her on many, many things in terms of policy for Croydon, I know she is incredibly hard-working and I know she would only have acted in complete good faith.

But that interview is horrendous, no two ways about that but it is clear that she was not prepared properly for it. I have no idea why she decided to step up and put herself up for the job given the s*** storm she must have known was about to break but she did and that must have taken a lot of courage.

Now I have enough self-awareness to admit that if I did not have this personal connection, I would probably be the first to call for her head but she is in a no-win situation and given how central government are now effectively running the borough, she is just there to catch the grief.

I must be going soft in my old age but, and I appreciate it is not always enough, she cannot be faulted for the time and effort she puts into it all.

It's her bloody job! And she made a mess of it the first time, like she admitted her self.
It's an absolute joke.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 28 Nov 20 8.08am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

I have to declare a personal interest in that I know the lady who now leads Croydon. And that whilst I might disagree with her on many, many things in terms of policy for Croydon, I know she is incredibly hard-working and I know she would only have acted in complete good faith.

But that interview is horrendous, no two ways about that but it is clear that she was not prepared properly for it. I have no idea why she decided to step up and put herself up for the job given the s*** storm she must have known was about to break but she did and that must have taken a lot of courage.

Now I have enough self-awareness to admit that if I did not have this personal connection, I would probably be the first to call for her head but she is in a no-win situation and given how central government are now effectively running the borough, she is just there to catch the grief.

I must be going soft in my old age but, and I appreciate it is not always enough, she cannot be faulted for the time and effort she puts into it all.

Were it not policies which has put Croydon where it is? You say you disagree with hers so they must be bad! You are centre right so to be so far apart hers must be left of left. Also Roy works hard!

 

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