Digital council

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Croydon Digital Service

Croydon has a new Chief Digital Officer at great expense with a hugely expanded and expensive team. Can you tell me what has actually been delivered since Croydon has its first CDO. The focus should be on delivering, not social media and blogs. That’s not helping our vulnerable citizens or delivering better services

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procurement

Hi, I run a business of 6 staff in Croydon but I am actually afraid to say who I am here for fear of being penalised. However, I went to an event last night about the Council buying from local businesses. I have been to a few of these now over the years and have […]

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payment

We are put off working the Council by the time it takes to get invoices paid. Fellow business owners have stated a year in some cases – is that even legal? I think you need to go out and do some active consultation on this and with community groups and hear first hand their experiences […]

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Online voting

If possible, perhaps Croydon council should consider the use of online voting so that it will be quicker to do. I’am not sure about the security of this though but just an idea.

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Responding to emails

It would be nice to get a response from the emails we send to staff within the corporate divisions of Croydon Council. We never do which isn’t a good start for a digitally focused Council. Besides, it’s just bad manners.

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Diversity and opportunity

My biggest problem with this is the HUGE amount of money being spent on building a digital team at the council, largely full of mates of mates, which from the very beginning smacks of the usual public sector traits of navel gazing, nepotism and one giant echo chamber – would love to know what the […]

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StreetPin response to Digital council

Response from StreetPin – a community-focused startup, looking to set up full-time business in Sussex Innovation Centre: Our network of local organisational Pinboards (mini websites) provides the perfect platform for individually themed communities to thrive. This infrastructure also enables the council to digitally, instantly connect with citizens dependant on theme and/or location. The council can […]

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Procurement

I would like to see digital technology used to facilitate open fair and transparent procurement at Croydon Council. We as a business have been trying to offer our senior skills to the council for over two years. L of our emails have been answered by Croydon staff. We have no idea how procurement works and […]

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Make full use of your LLPG and LSG

I am responding as a Croydon resident and an employee of GeoPlace in support of your plan to create a digital strategy and to highlight how your existing location data capability can become a transformative force for Croydon. Success for your digital strategy is about more than delivering the same processes in a new way. […]

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Agility and Agile are not the same

Do not rush to adopt and embrace all of the rituals and working practices of an agile methodology such as SCRUM. Instead embrace a culture of agility and acceptable risk taking, find out enough to move forward, write down what needs to be written down, review and learn regularly, just without requiring slavish adherence to […]

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