Conservatives unveil plan for a Greener, Cleaner, Safer Camden

Camden Conservatives have unveiled plans to clean our air, clean our streets, and put more police on the beat.

After talking to thousands of residents, the Conservatives have put forward costed plans to improve services and take advantage of funding that Labour-run Camden Council has refused to use.

Amidst rising rubbish on local streets, Conservatives have put forward a plan to restore weekly bin collections and boost recycling (see p2). Residents have been irate at the cuts to bin collections, which saved just one-thousandth of Camden’s budget, while recycling under Labour has fallen 20% since Conservatives ran the service before 2010.

Conservatives have also detailed plans to put more police on Camden’s streets, using City Hall’s ‘buy one, get one free’ match-funding scheme (see p3). While crime has fallen nationally, Camden’s streets have become less safe, especially with the rise of moped crime.

In response to deteriorating air quality, the Conservatives have called for ‘an end to Labour’s half-measures’ on pollution (see p3). They’ve proposed plans to install thousands of electric car charging points, raise fines for engine idling, and extend ‘Boris Bikes’ to Belsize and South Hampstead.

Conservatives are also working to open green spaces and plant trees on streets across Hampstead and South Hampstead. Conservative councillors have secured funding to open two new micro-parks in Hampstead village and have been working with volunteers to make South End Green and Pond Street greener (see p3).

Camden Conservatives’ leader Gio Spinella said, “Labour have bragged about wiping out all opposition parties in Camden, but the value of Conservative councillors’ hard work has been shown time and again in shaping Camden’s policies and delivering a better borough.”

“Only Conservative councillors can give Camden a strong opposition and give residents a strong voice for a greener, cleaner, safer Camden.”