October 2004

Give Greenwich's tenants a foot on the housing ladder

Alistair Craig, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich today backed new plans to extend home ownership in Greenwich. New Conservative policies would mean extra support for ‘shared ownership’ schemes; allow social tenants to buy a stake in their home; and make it easier for housing associations to build more affordable housing. This will help those who currently cannot afford to get on the housing ladder.

Coldharbour Post Office given stay of execution

Conservatives are delighted at the announcement that in response to months of Conservative-led protests against the planned clos

Action plan unveiled to tackle dirty hospitals and superbugs

Alistair Craig, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich, this

MP's outrageous expense claims

Erith and Thamesmead's Labour MP, John Austin, last year claimed £18,754  as 'necessary expenses' for overnight stays away from his home

Democracy at Abbey Wood School

Eltham North councillor Spencer Drury visited Abbey Wood School, in Abbey Wood today as part of Local Democracy Week.

"Building Schools for the future"collapses

Conservatives have today found that Greenwich Council’s PFI project to rebuild five secondary schools in the borough

What does consultation mean?

“Very little”, seems to be the answer in Greenwich, says Blackheath Westcombe’s Conservative Councillor Rhodri Harris.  Take

News from around Blackheath Westcombe

An update from Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillor Rhodri Harris.

Cuts to grass cutting


Rhodri Harris has complained to the Council about the failure of Cleansweep to keep the grass cut in housing estates throughout the ward during the summer.


Action plan unveiled to tackle pensions crisis

A Government-commissioned report has forecast  that 12 million people face poverty in later life because they are not saving enough. The report comes amid growing concern in Greenwich about pensioners’ ability to get by – especially in the context of soaring local taxes. Greenwich Conservatives have backed a national action plan to tackle the growing pensions crisis, including helping pension ‘wind-up’ victims.

Finish the job!

Over a year ago, with much self congratulation, the Council refurbished the Heathkeeper’s Lodge outside Greenwich Park.  The money for

What future for Severndroog Castle?

Sevemdroog Castle in Shooters' Hill Woods, came third in its heat of the BBC’s Restoration programme this summer.  This means

No Labour apology over Hornfair Lido fiasco

Earlier this year, Greenwich Council decided to close Hornfair Lido on health and safety grounds.  It had been known for a year that

Time for less talk and more action from your government

Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich,  Alistair Craig, welcomed and endorsed the series of polici

News from around Eltham North

An update from the Eltham North Conservative Councillors - Spencer Drury, Dermot Poston and Douglas Ellison.


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