August 2006

LGBT surgeries announced

Three Greenwich Conservative Councillors will be holding additional surgeries relating to LGBT issues on the last Thursday of each month. The surgeries will be held from 7-8pm at 74 Westmount Rd, Eltham.


Local Paper Review: 30th August 2006

From the local newspapers this week:


Super Casino Bid Controversy

Reports in the national papers today about the Super Casino Bid for Greenwich would appear to show that the comp

John Roan School Results

It's great to see that the school results are up for John Roan School, 55% of A Level student

Mobile mast concerns taken into account

Yesterday Eltham North Cllr Spencer Drury and David Gold met with representatives from the Eltham Park Residents Association and the phone company T-Mobile to discuss plans for a proposed 3G mobile site in Westmount Road.

Local Paper Review: 23rd August 2006

New stories in the local papers this week include:


Syed Kamall on post offices and television licences

Syed Kamall, Conservative MEP for London, has written to the local press about the end of television licence payments at local post offices

Greenwich Council on another planet?

The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham has accused Greenwich Council of being out of touch w

Road Works along Westcombe Park Road

Road works are scheduled to start on Monday 21st August 2006 along Westcombe Park Road (between Glenluce Road and Westcombe Hill) to widen the footpath to reduce the impact of tree roots along the road and assist pedestrians along the pathway.

The work is expected to be completed within one week and temporary traffic lights may be used to control road traffic during the work.

Conservatives helping local traders

Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe ward, Geoff Brighty, submitted a petition to the last meeting of Greenwich Council. The petition which had over 350 signatures showed local residents and traders concerns over a new betting shop which is seeking to open along Old Dover Road.


Local Paper Review: 16th August 2006

In the local papers this week:


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Councillor Maureen O'Mara should go 

Ingleside Gardens – An Update

After inquires by your Conservative Councillor Alex Wilson, Ingleside Gardens, which is also known locally as "the triangle" the process to cleaning it up to an acceptable standard has begun. The dog little bin has now finally been emptied and the plants that have been growing onto the pavements have been cut back.

Local Councillor 'gagged' over casino bid

A Conservative Councillor has attacked the decision to continue withholding a key report into the impact of the proposed Supercasino in Greenwich, saying the decision leaves him effectively "gagged" from discussing the issue. 


Councillors Geoff Brighty and Alex Wilson at Greenwich Car Free Day

Councillors Geoff Brighty and Alex Wilson at the Talk Cafe at the Greenwich Car Free Day on Sunday 17th September. The event allowed people from Blackheath Westcombe, Charlton, Greenwich West and Peninsula to meet with their local councillors and representatives from various council departments to discuss issues that matter to them.

Local Paper Review: 9th August 2006

In the local newspapers this week:


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Website has 100,000th visitor

Tuesday saw the 100,000th unique daily visitor to  Our logs tell us that the landmark was achieved at 2.50pm by someone accessing from the servers of Associated Newspapers. 


Local Paper Review: 2nd August 2006

In the local free papers this week:


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