Clampdown on ‘townhall pravdas’ begins

The promised clampdown of “town hall pravdas” has begun after a council publication made cuts amounting to £100,000, reports Holdthefrontpage.

Croydon Borough Council currently spends £250,000 a year producing the Your Croydon magazine.

A cheaper edition with reduced pagination is expected to be published from March. However, it will still be delivered to every home in the borough.

The government has promised to scale back the role of council publications.

(Source: Hold the Front Page)

This article appears in issue 265 of Media Digest.




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