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Westminster Council has stumped up a small fee to end a dispute with a sub-contractor that meant 8,000 street lights were left on 24/7 last week – including in St John’s Wood and Maida Vale.

Haringey Council’s finance chief has resigned this lunchtime, citing “decisions being taken over [his] head” and concerns about Cllr Joseph Ejiofor’s leadership of the council.

Soon to be towering over Belsize and Swiss Cottage wards is the 100 Avenue Road tower.

A Haringey cabinet member has remained defiant after backing former Labour MP Chris Williamson, who was suspended last week for saying the party had been “too apologetic” about antisemitism.

Both Camden and Haringey councils passed budgets approving council tax increases this week as expected.

Disgruntled tenants and leaseholders in north Maida Vale’s Tollgate Gardens are despairing at the state of their homes and surroundings as a high-profile regeneration project continues.

It is hard to think of an area of local life that has not benefited from the contribution of EU citizens.

Fears of rising knife crime dominated a community meeting held in West Hampstead last night, while local police called on vigilant locals to help them do their jobs by making sure to report crime.

Save Swiss Cottage is crowdfunding for a judicial review into Camden Council’s decision to approve the Construction Management Plan (CMP) for 100 Avenue Road last week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

The chair of Camden’s housing committee has told colleagues to “think very carefully” about funnelling £30.8 million from Sadiq Khan for new council homes, into Camden’s Community Investment Programme.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

The chair of Camden’s housing committee has urged bosses to replace social housing destroyed in the fire at 31 Daleham Gardens.

Local Lib Dems have invoked arcane council rules to hold an extraordinary town hall meeting to hammer out Haringey’s position on Brexit.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Camden councillors have slammed the owners of the site of the old Leighton Arms pub for “running roughshod” over the community.

Grenfell changed everything. It’s a political phrase which sums up how the events on the night of June 14 last year changed British society forever.

Current deputy leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor said Claire Kober’s flagship policy “does not provide the answer” on housing in the borough.

Leader Georgia Gould paid tribute to Camden’s Jewish community, and said Labour will stand up for people left “desperate” by austerity.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

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