Archive for category: Issues


October 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Dear Editor, Week after week we see letters attacking our approach to libraries. Unlike other local authorities Camden sought to minimise disruption to library services at a time of unprecedented cuts to our local government budget. We did this by working with our residents and tapping into our unrivalled community […]


Olympic Summer

July 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Dear Editor It’s great to see so many residents enjoying the festival of street photography, the Big Dane event and the Children’s Literature Festival as part of Camden’s Olympic summer offer. In addition to the Olympic Torch appearing in the borough today, we also have the ‘Breathing Trees’ exhibition in […]


Library Clarification

September 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Here’s the letter I wrote in response to Councillor De Souza’s letter about Highgate library. It’s been published in the Camden New Journal this week: Dear Editor I am loath to, once again, write in about Highgate Library for fear of sounding like a broken record. However, it appears that […]


Letter To The Editor

March 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

In response to Councillor Don Williams’ letter in the local papers, I have responded and clarified the level of funding that is being cut from Camden’s overall budget. You can read my letter here: Dear Editor It is no secret that local councillors are making extremely difficult decisions on the […]


The Threat Of The Cuts

February 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm

As you may know, I’ve been active in my horror at the scope and scale of the future Tory/Lib Dem cuts, and I was one of 130 labour councillors who signed a letter today to The Times on the subject. If you didn’t get hold of a copy of the […]