This week we have set out plans to get Croydon back on track and rebuild our council to deliver the good services and value for money our residents need and expect, while living within our means.
Croydon has set out proposals for reshaping the council with a focus on delivering quality core services, balancing its budget and living within its means over the next three years.
I have said that my absolute priority as leader is to get Croydon back on a stable financial footing and last night, as a council, we took an important step forward.
A formal consultation has opened on a proposal to close Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School, part of the Archdiocese of Southwark’s educational provision in the borough, in August 2021.
Croydon’s drive to tackle its financial challenges took another step forward tonight (19 November) with the approval of an action plan that will put strong financial management and governance right at the heart of the organisation.
Croydon Council has launched a campaign in its 123 primary and secondary schools aimed at parents who might be victims of domestic abuse.
Earlier this week the council took the incredibly difficult step of issuing a Section 114 notice. This is a legal notice a council has to issue when it thinks it’s on track to spend more money than it has and cannot balance its budget in year.
Croydon will hold an extraordinary full council meeting next week to discuss the Report in the Public Interest from the council’s external auditors and the council’s action plan to respond to its recommendations.
Croydon Council has today issued a section 114 notice due to the severe ongoing financial challenges facing the authority.
With the news that we are edging slowly closer to a national vaccine programme for Covid-19, now is not the time to relax – but to keep going.