The results of Croydon Council’s first major residents’ survey since the pandemic have been published.

1,694 on-street interviews were carried out between September and December by an independent market research company.

69% of people surveyed said they were satisfied with their area as a place to live with an emphasis on good public transport links.

But less than half of those surveyed, 45%, said they were satisfied with the way the council runs things.

That’s 11% points below the October Local Government Association benchmark.

When asked why, a number referenced the council’s previous financial crisis.

The authority was put in special measures as the Government last spring as it looked to write off more than half a billion pounds of debt.