Important issues that need a response from Camden Council

Friday, 14th January

• IN my January 6 letter I posited that Camden Council is run by a seemingly deaf, self-serving, “star chamber” that systematically turns a blind eye to the CNJ pages.

This week I hope we can hold the council’s feet to the fire by reminding them of some issues raised on the Letters pages but swept under the carpet in the hope they will go away through lack of oxygen.

Here are just three:

— The hugely unpopular low traffic neighbourhood, LTN, imposed against residents’ wishes on Camden Square / Murray Street despite clear opposition expressed in the consultation.

— The snail-like pace of progress of reconfiguring the Prince of Wales Road junction that has rendered Kentish Town Road a parking lot for the last three months.

— The £2.8million uncollected overage on the Talacre / Kentish Town West development, a subject dear to your late editor Eric Gordon’s crusading heart.

Would it be too much to hope that in the run-up to the local elections in May the council should now give a proper account for these things they have chosen to ignore?

PAUL BRAITHWAITE
Bartholomew Villas, NW5

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