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No let-up in residents complaints

September 4, 2015 2:47 PM
By Cllr Jack Cohen in Barnet Press

Councillor Jack CohenIt may have been August, but there was no let-up in the number of complaints from residents popping up in my in-box.

Planning issues, of course, come out on top, but there are also the usual grumbles about litter, broken pavements and refuse collection - and there is a lot of email traffic about the Brent Cross redevelopment.

The council is consulting on what is called reserved matters about traffic amelioration in the A5 corridor.

People are not happy with the tight deadlines for responses during the summer holidays.

Some more residents are fed up with what they see as the council ignoring their objections to various planning applications.

There does seem to be a lack of connection between the council and its residents.

So I wonder how the Conservative council is going to respond to overwhelming rejection of plans to cut our library service.

The result of the consultations reveals that residents do not support any of the proposals.

This should not come as any surprise.

We already knew from public meetings and loads of emails that residents across the borough said the proposals were deeply flawed.

As far as I am concerned the Conservatives must go back to the drawing board if they really do value residents' comments.

But I am not holding my breath.