Setting the record straight
Croydon Council’s media team works closely with newspapers and other media by issuing news releases, responding to media enquiries, arranging briefings and interviews and organising news conferences and other events. We also provide up-to-date information on this site, which we hope is useful for the public and the media.
In spite of our best efforts, media reports are not always completely accurate. People have a right to reliable information, just as we have a duty to provide it. That is why we introduced this section to the website.
The information we provide is subject to a Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act 2000. This means we are bound by the highest standards of propriety and accuracy in providing information.
An article was published on a local blog site on Tuesday 1 August about sprinklers not being fitted in new school buildings. For clarity: There is presently no legal requirement for schools to be fitted [...]
An extensive article was published on Friday 13 June which accused the council on several counts, however no mention was made of the council's official response. The paper has stated the article had already been [...]
In response to today's report in the Croydon Advertiser (Council probe into officer and 'burglary investigation'). The council investigated the matter after it was brought to our attention by Mr Bonar. It was quickly established [...]
A statement was issued to the Croydon Advertiser on Tuesday 10 June, 2014 in response to a request for an update on the ongoing claim for compensation being made in respect of Ruskin Private Hire. [...]