Croydon Ratepayers Against Croydon Council

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Croydon Council Tax - Not Value for Money

92% of people who took part in a recent poll carried out by the Croydon Guardian, said that they do not believe they are getting value for money for their council tax.

Given that the tax bill keeps rising, 6.3% this year and a compound increase of 52% over the past three years, this is hardly surprising.

May the 4th will give the voters of Croydon the opportunity to vote this wasteful council out of office.

Council Tax Fraud Allegations

A Croydon council officer has resigned days before a disciplinary hearing into allegations of council tax fraud.

See the Croydon Guardian.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Breaking News

Blair's aides facing possible corruption charges.


Monday, March 27, 2006

CRACC Manifesto

The CRACC manifesto can be downloaded via this link CRACC Manifesto.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Croydon Caught Up In Labour Loans Row

According to The Times, John Prescott made a decision to support Andrew Rosenfeld's company's (Minerva) plans to redevelop Park Place in Croydon after Rosenfeld had loaned £1M to Labour.

According to The Times:

"Prescott killed the rival scheme, put forward by a consortium called Whitgift, by rejecting its appeal against an earlier refusal by inspectors to give it planning permission."

Prescott denies this and another allegation. Prescott confirmed that he had received the planning applications, but said he felt the decisions should be made locally.

"I passed it over to Croydon and (the other application) City of London Corporation.

They made the decision, not me

Happy with the way that planning and development is carried out in Croydon?

Remember to make your feelings known to the current Labour regime, by voting for CRACC on May the 4th in the local elections.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Labour Regime in Croydon Running Scared

In a clear sign of panic within the ruling regime of Croydon Council, senior Labour ministers and their acolytes have been drafted in to make brief appearances in the London Borough of Croydon over the past few weeks.

Yesterday the Prime minister's wife, Cherie Blair, visited St Philip's Church in Beech Road, Croydon; where she had tea with clerics, councillors and members of the congregation.

Last week her husband "dropped in" to Croydon.

It is very clear that Labour know that the "game is up", and that they will receive an absolute "drubbing" in the forthcoming local elections on the 4th of May.

Monday, March 20, 2006

CRACC Unveils Its Logo


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Croydon Council Tax Up Again

Croydon Council, not content with presiding over the ongoing decay of this borough, will be putting council tax up again this year.

No surprises there then!

The rise for 2006 will be 6.3%. In case they have forgotten, inflation is around 2%.

The rise for 2005 was 5%

The rise in 2004 was 7%

The rise in 2003 was 27%

Despite these inflation busting rises, the council have still managed to bankrupt themselves and continue to waste our money.

Not very impressive!

If you would like to know where they are spending our money, I recommend that you read "What is Croydon Council Doing?"

I would remind the council that the council elections take place this May, the time when the ratepayers of Croydon have their say.

Monday, March 13, 2006

CRACC Registered

The Electoral Commission has formally confirmed the registration of Croydon Ratepayers Against Croydon Council (CRACC) as a political party.