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Croydon risked handing back £20m unspent riot recovery cash

Some areas have still not been touched – wots going on.

Inside Croydon

Funds first announced to help the victims of riots on London Road have been delayed and diverted Funds first announced to help the victims of riots on London Road have been delayed and diverted

A community activist, Bushra Ahmed, herself one of the victims of the 2011 Croydon riots, has discovered that after three years, Croydon’s Conservative-run council had managed to spend less than £4 million of the £23 million Riot Recovery Fund promised by the Mayor of London.

“The money has been sitting in the bank instead of being used to help businesses and residents who were hardest hit by the riots on London Road,” Ahmed told Inside Croydon.

“Worse still, the unused cash – nearly £20 million of it – was almost on the verge of being taken back by the Greater London Authority.”

This discovery of Croydon Tories’ apparently deliberate neglect of those parts of the borough worst-hit by the rioting here on August 8, 2011, is backed up by an official London…

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