SOMEWHERE in the council CCTV archives is apparently a quite amusing film of members of the public taking matters into their own hands and painting over the walls of the Heath Library in Hampstead last year. This was in response to Camden Council’s own makeover of the place, which with its playschool colours was likened by horrified regulars to turning the library into something more akin to a child’s bedroom. I’m told there is an Ealing comedy caperish quality to the footage… but funbusters at Camden won’t let us see it. Sccrrreeecch. That’s the brakes on another Freedom of Information request:
Dear Mr. Osley
CCTV Footage from Heath Library
Thank you for your request to view CCTV footage from Heath Library from 2010, relating to members of the public painting over some of the walls in the library. I can confirm that footage of the incident in question does still exist.