23 November 2011

Progress in Camden

By Tom Currie, Camden resident

Since Boris Johnson became Mayor in 2008 the positive changes he’s made to Camden have been clear for all to see.

The first is definitely the amount of police around the area - there is no doubt that the London riots were a real shock, and reminded you how much difference a significant police presence makes. Seeing more police on the streets, especially in busy areas such as Camden High Street, has made me feel safer, particularly late at night when me and my mates come out of the pub.
And when trying to make ends meet council tax really does have a huge impact on your wallet. So the fact that Boris has frozen the Mayor's share of council tax for three years in a row has definitely made a significant difference when paying my bills.
One of the most noticeable things is the reduction in annoying road works that I’ve seen lately. I used to see companies constantly digging up my street which caused a lot of traffic problems. Since the permit scheme was introduced I’ve seen a big difference in not only the amount of road works, but also the time it takes them to finish the job.

So much progress has been made since Boris was elected Mayor - and you can see the difference. Next year, I'll be voting to keep London going in the right direction.

To find out more about what how Boris is delivering for Camden, visit www.backboris2012.com/where-you-live/camden


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Posted by Anonymous at 23 November 2011, 07:58

It is true. Camden has really improved. I used to live in Camden and was offered drugs a dozen times a day. Now when I walk through there the problem has near to disappeared. I think it needs continued vigilance and strong police presence. The alternative crowd will always attract the dealers.