Next week the Council’s Appointments Committee will formally consider whether to publish the Penn report into the Council’s historic mismanagement. Whilst I will respect due process, I remain convinced that it is strongly in the public interest for the report to be published.
On the 23rd March, the Committee will meet again and:
- Receive the Kroll investigation report into potential fraud during the Fairfield Halls debacle.
- Consider referring former Members and Officers to the police and their professional bodies for their part in the Council’s financial failure.
- Consider whether legal action can be taken to recover the monies paid to the former Chief Executive under her settlement agreement.
I am committed to ensuring those responsible for Croydon’s financial collapse are held to account. It’s taken longer than I’d wanted, but these steps will help make sure that happens.
Mayor of Croydon