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Council election manifestos: Lib Dems pledge to end ‘council says no’ mentality in Camden

10:02 09 May 2014

Camden Liberal Democrats at their election manifesto launch.

Camden Liberal Democrats at their election manifesto launch.

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The Liberal Democrat Party in Camden pledge to end the “council says no” mentality of the current administration if elected into power later this month.

Camden Lib Dems claim the council’s customer service needs radical change to solve unreturned phone calls and e-mails to residents and businesses, and “mountains of red tape”.

In its 2014 local election manifesto, the party pledges to provide face-to-face customer service facilities for council services in libraries or other premises.

The manifesto also pledges to reverse the current council’s street cleaning cuts to improve the cleanliness of Camden’s streets.

It is claimed a Lib Dem council would also reduce the financial waste of the current administration, pointing to the council magazine, public art commissioned at the new King’s Cross HQ and empty council offices in West Hampstead as examples of such waste.

The manifesto states the Lib Dems “deplore” the council’s closure of libraries and will restore library hours to 2010 levels.

There is also a pledge to fund an extra police officer for each of Camden’s 18 wards.

In contrast to their opposition parties, the Lib Dems launched their manifesto at a low-key meeting closed to the public at the Roebuck pub, in Pond Street, Hampstead, last month.

Cllr Moffitt, leader of Camden Lib Dems, said: “Camden Liberal Democrats believe that the council should respect and involve residents. It should be on your side - not take you for granted or make life difficult.

“Under the Liberal Democrats, Camden will once again be ‘open for business’.”

Key pledges:

- Reverse street cleaning cuts

- Fund an extra police officer for each ward

- Restore library hours to 2010 levels

- Expand free childcare for two-year-olds by five hours a week

- Provide face-to-face customer service facilities in libraries or other premises

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