Croydon’s Cultural Growth Fund and Community Ward Budgets
Croydon Council is obliged to publish details on all payments made over £500. The figures make interesting reading. We’ve reviewed the spending from the Cultural Growth Fund and Councillors Community Ward Budgets for the years 2017, 2018 and Jan-Apr 2019.
You may be interested with some of the findings below.
The Residents Association in Sanderstead one of the richest parts of the borough received £18K in council funding.
We rouse up and paid the Rise Gallery £9,600 from one fund and a further £4,370 from another.
Given the level of violent crime in Croydon we’re not sure the £9,500 on a Peace Festival was money well spent.
The £5,000 spent at the Oval Tavern was an expensive round.
Remarkably no one seems to know what the £51,000 paid to the Remarkable Productions Company Ltd got us.
At £5 a pint and £7-8 for lunch it’s not clear how the £160,000 paid to Boxpark benefited the working class council tax payers who helped fund it.
Meanwhile, Croydon Council spends only about £200,000 a year
So far this year
Boxpark has had to struggle by on £40K.
We all ‘Love Norbury’, and apparently we love it to the tune of £12,296.80.