Croydon council has so badly mismanaged the finances of the Borough; that it cannot even afford to pay for this year's Christmas decorations.
The Christmas tree, probably the only decoration in the town centre, will in fact be paid for by MacDonalds.
Despite having driven us to the verge of bankruptcy, the council still feel able to manage the £1.5BN rebuilding programme that they are promoting.
This programme, which of course has yet to be ratified, includes a totally unnecessary sports arena for 12500 people; a white elephant, if ever there was one.
Given the dispute between the owners of the land on Dingwall Road, who have their own development plans, and the Councils' preferred developers; I doubt that we will see a single spade of earth dug in the next decade.
The council, by holding the exhibition showing "Croydon of the future", is deluding itself and the citizens of Croydon.