Camden Community Alliance call on Camden MP Chris Patterson to help them fight Camden Council’s changes to the CBD

Camden Community Alliance members deliver a box containing more than 70 letters from residents opposed to the changes to the Camden CBD to Camden MP Chris Patterson asking him to "take up the baton".
Camden Community Alliance members deliver a box containing more than 70 letters from residents opposed to the changes to the Camden CBD to Camden MP Chris Patterson asking him to "take up the baton".

A purple shoe box containing letters from more than 70 residents was delivered to the door of Camden MP Chris Patterson last week by the Camden Community Alliance.

Is was the lobby group’s latest move to stop improvement works ordered by Camden Council in Argyle Street.

‘‘We conducted a quick survey amongst Argyle Street shoppers (last Saturday week) to see if the community were in support of continuing action and in just under two hours 74 people signed a little letter and placed it in our portable post box requesting Mr Patterson to take up the baton and protect Camden,’’ said Alliance member Lorraine Iddon.

‘‘We are asking him to fight with us and for his constituents (and) act as the representative of the local people of his electorate.  That is what he was elected to be.’’

Mr Patterson said he was happy to pass the letters on but added he was unsure what more the Alliance expected him to do.

‘‘I’ve facilitated meetings with ministers and had numerous meetings with (the Alliance). From a state government perspective, I’m not sure what more can be done.

‘‘Council has made a decision and they’re standing by that decision.’’

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