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Camden Council is doing a fine job of looking after its own

PUBLISHED: 11:03 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:49 07 September 2010

IT S poor timing to say the least for Camden Council to be upping the wages and allowances of its politicians when belts are being tightened in every other walk of life. The total sum involved is a little over £50,000, the kind of money the council could

IT'S poor timing to say the least for Camden Council to be upping the wages and allowances of its politicians when belts are being tightened in every other walk of life. The total sum involved is a little over £50,000, the kind of money the council could earn in a few weeks from interest on the millions it has tucked away for a rainy day.

But that's not the point. It's the principle of the thing, and the council would have been better employed finding ways to follow Kensington and Chelsea's example of pouring money back into the community - and relaxing parking restrictions, which small traders identify as one of the biggest threats to profitability in these difficult times.

Wake up Camden! Your people need you. When it comes to helping residents through the credit crunch, it's time for the talking to end and the action to start.


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