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Thank You from the Cantelowes Team

Posted by sarahhoyle on June 17, 2010

We would like to thank all of you who voted Liberal Democrat at the recent Camden Council Elections on May 6th.

We’re delighted that Cllr Paul Braithwaite was re-elected to represent you on the Council for another four years.

Unfortunately, Sarah Hoyle and Rocky Lorusso were not elected but both remain active in the ward and will continue to work for local residents alongside Paul to try to improve life in Cantelowes ward and address problems that can arise. The outgoing Cantelowes Lib Dem councillors, Ben Rawlings and Fred Carver, would also like to thank everyone for their support over the last four years. They worked consistently for the good of the ward and leave a positive legacy.

The local Lib Dem team remains committed to Cantelowes. Please, do get in touch with us if we can be of assistance in any way. As always, we’ll be working hard for the neighbourhood all year round!

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Cantelowes Top Ten

Posted by sarahhoyle on April 12, 2010

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New Maiden Lane Homes on the Way

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 17, 2010

After questioning from local Lib Dems, Camden Council have revealed that the Maiden Lane industrial site has room for about 100 new homes, half of which will help local families in need of homes.

All the money raised from releasing the land, which isn’t owned by the Maiden Lane housing estate, is guaranteed to be used to benefit the regeneration of the Maiden Lane Estate.

Local Lib Dem campaigner Rocky Lorusso said:

“This is great news for people on Maiden Lane. The new homes will be state of the art energy efficient new properties, built to high modern standards along York Way.

“Maiden Lane residents have to be the priority. We are demanding that local residents who are disrupted by any regeneration or are suffering from gross overcrowding will get first refusal on these new homes.”

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New CCTV for Maiden Lane

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 17, 2010

Following concerns from residents and the local Lib Dem Councillors about crime, new CCTV cameras are to be installed on Maiden Lane.

These cameras will monitor the entrances to the estate and other key areas where anti-social behaviour has occurred. They will make the estate safer, helping to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.

Local Lib Dem Councillor Paul Braithwaite, who fought for the funds, said:

“The old CCTV system stopped working years ago and it’s taken a lot of detailed work and creativity to secure over £100,000 of funding to replace it.

“Now we’re getting an impressive interactive system which can pan, scan and zoom even in low light, and it will be up and running in April.”

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Lib Dems fight to Protect Local NHS Services

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 17, 2010

Local Liberal Democrat Jo Shaw is fighting to protect local Accident & Emergency services.

After years of mismanagement by Gordon Brown’s Labour Government local accident and emergency services in Camden are facing cuts. These cuts could have a devastating impact on local people.

Local residents are concerned about the planned closure of the Whittington Accident and Emergency unit. This would put tremendous pressure on nearby hospitals, such as the Royal Free and University College Hospital.

“Our local health services are vital. We need a local MP who will really fight our corner, standing shoulder to shoulder with local people to get the best deal for Camden. For too long Labour have run down our NHS,” said local Liberal Democrat health campaigner Jo Shaw.

Many people are set to use the next election to send a powerful message to Labour and Gordon Brown that enough is enough. In Camden only the Liberal Democrats can end years of Labour neglect. The Conservatives cannot win here.

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Kentish Town Baths to Re-open This Year

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 17, 2010

In 2006 the Kentish Town Baths were shut and the roof of this spectacular building was falling in after years of neglect under Labour.

Paul at the Kentish Town Baths

Local councillor Paul Braithwaite finding out about progress at the Kentish Town Baths earlier last year

The Lib Dems pledged to re-open the baths. And thanks to the Lib Dems on the council the Victorian baths will be restored to their former glory – to open this Summer.

Local campaigner Sarah Hoyle said “The baths are part of what makes this part of London special. Many local people have missed them. They’ll be a great place for kids and adults to swim locally again.”

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Lib Dems Bring New Playground to Maiden Lane

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 17, 2010

A new state of the art playground in Maiden Lane is now complete after the local Lib Dem team fought hard for funding for the project.

Local children were asked what kind of playground they wanted, and the result is one of the most adventurous playgrounds in Camden. The playground is also protected by a new CCTV installation.

Welcoming the new play area, local Lib Dem Councillor Paul Braithwaite said “It’s a great location for the kids on Maiden Lane. The children finally have their own space, and there’s also a performance area that will be useful for community events in the future.”

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The Lib Dems Freeze Council Tax Again

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 17, 2010

Liberal Democrats on Camden Council are helping local residents by freezing council tax for another year.

Everyone knows that when Labour were in power at the Town Hall, they put up Camden’s council tax every single year, leaving residents with the most expensive charges in London.

Council tax hits the elderly and people on low incomes hardest. Lib Dems have frozen Camden’s unfair council tax for three years, while fighting to protect front line services.

Local campaigner Rocky Lorusso said:

“Liberal Democrats promised to freeze council tax, and we have. It was simply wrong for Labour to keep squeezing more and more money out of people. When times are tough, the best thing we can do to help is put more cash in people’s pockets.”

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Labour’s failure on gun and knife crime

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 17, 2010

Many local residents are angry at Labour’s failure to tackle serious crimes such as gun and knife crime. A shocking 1 in every 5 of those caught red-handed are being let off with only a caution under Gordon Brown’s Labour Government.

Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats are committed to putting more police on the street to tackle crime.

Local Lib Dem campaigner Sarah Hoyle said: “Labour have had 13 years to get tough on crime in Camden – they have failed. Only the Liberal Democrats are committed to putting more police on Camden’s streets.”

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Cantelowes Top Ten

Posted by pinstripedliberal on March 15, 2010

Posted in Bartholomew Road, Brecknock Primary School, Camden Square, Camley Street Cycle Link, Cantelowes Gardens, Car Club Spaces, Kentish Town Baths, Kentish Town Health Centre, Lawford Road, Maiden Lane, Tree Budget, Windows on Maiden Lane Project | Leave a Comment »