Mayor Perry – listening to Croydon

This week Croydon joined the nation in going to the polls for the General Election and many residents and council staff were busy through the night, taking part in the count for our borough’s constituencies.

I congratulate the Members of Parliament who have been elected in Croydon’s four constituencies – Natasha Irons (Croydon East), Sarah Jones (Croydon West), Chris Philp (Croydon South) and Steve Reed (Streatham & Croydon North). I look forward to us working together to restore pride in our borough.

We have managed to stabilise Croydon’s financial position and are making clear progress on my aim to get Croydon back on track. We have launched a huge transformation programme, which will deliver better outcomes for our residents and make us one of the most effective and efficient councils in the country.

But Croydon’s financial challenges cannot be overcome without further government support, which is why I’m committed to working with the new government and Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to help secure a long-term solution for our residents.

This week, I had the honour of speaking at the ‘Can You C Me’ – Croydon Cancer Conference, addressing improving cancer outcomes for Black and ethnic minorities in our community.

The event, organised by the BME Forum and Macmillan Cancer Support, shed light on healthcare disparities and emphasised the importance of creating systems that provide equality and equity.

It also provided the opportunity to amplify the journeys and stories of those who have battled and beaten cancer within our communities, highlighting the importance of raising the voices of marginalised communities and addressing key issues they face when navigating our healthcare system.

Today we raised the flag at the Town Hall to mark NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day and I’d like to personally pay thanks to all of Croydon’s frontline staff working around the clock to care for our communities.

I hope to see lots of our residents on Saturday (6th July) for Croydon’s second Learning Disability Carnival in North End. There will be lots of fun activities for families and opportunities to get information from council and health services, community and voluntary sector groups.

Have a good weekend.

Jason Perry

Executive Mayor of Croydon

2024-07-05T14:59:25+01:00 July 5th, 2024|Recent news|