Call for investigation into 'stealing from dead' council scandal
LABOUR councillors want an independent investigation into Camden Council s procedures over dead tenants possessions. Two weeks ago the Ham&High revealed that 60 staff were implicated in taking dead tenants belongings from council houses, contrary to cou
LABOUR councillors want an independent investigation into Camden Council's procedures over dead tenants' possessions.
Two weeks ago the Ham&High revealed that 60 staff were implicated in taking dead tenants' belongings from council houses, contrary to council policy.
Gospel Oak's Tory councillor Chris Philp called for heads to roll, but Tory deputy leader Andrew Marshall said: "An internal investigation has found no evidence of organised activity to unlawfully remove items from these properties for personal gain.
"However, disciplinary proceedings are ongoing, linked to the allegations. We are now working with a local charity to pilot a scheme where abandoned belongings are recycled."
You may also want to watch:
This week, Labour spokesman Cllr Theo Blackwell tabled a motion calling for "an independent and external inquiry of this distressing issue, so lessons can be learned".
- 1 MP bemoans closure of Lloyds Bank in Muswell Hill
- 2 Dusty Springfield to Doris Lessing: A dive into West Hampstead history
- 3 Christmas at Kenwood light trail gets go-ahead
- 4 Swimmers find exotic python lurking outside lido
- 5 'As a welcoming, tolerant and caring community, we have all lost'
- 6 Golders Green Hippodrome sold as Islamic centre plan abandoned
- 7 Top spooky Halloween events in Hampstead and Highgate
- 8 Hundreds gather on Primrose Hill to mourn Nicole Hurley
- 9 'From Archway to Selfridges… The Toy Project'
- 10 Teacher weaves seven-year tapestry of periodic table