December 2011

Conservative Councillors help fix hole in the Road

At the start of the last week before Christmas a sudden hole appeared in Hardy Road, next to Ingleside Gardens. Quick to respond were Conservative Councilors Neil Dickinson and Alex Wilson who were able to inform the Council’s highway's department about the danger in the road.

Ofsted challenges Greenwich over Sixth Form education

At Greenwich Council’s Cabinet last week Labour Councillors were presented with a report from Ofsted which challenged the Council over the performance of primary schools and Sixth Forms in the borough. 


Mayor announces over £3.4m for local transport improvements in Greenwich

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced over £3.4m for transport improvements in Greenwich. 


On Monday 19th December GLA candidate for Greenwich and Lewisham Cllr Alex Wilson joined Conservative Group Leader Cllr Spencer Drury in attending the annual presentation of Christmas Hampers to low income families by the New Wine Church, based in Woolwich. 

Eltham DLR plans hang on a tightrope

At Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting Greenwich Council’s Labour Cabinet agreed to commission a further study to consider the feasibility of extending the Docklands Light Railway to Eltham. 


Labour spend £3.1 m for 'Olympic Legacy' in Shooters Hill

Greenwich Council has been anxious, even desperate, to have some tangible legacy from its status as an Olympic host Borough.  All well and good but some might find it a strange legacy that requires the recipient to pay for it!   In this case the Council is preparing to stump up £3.1m as a contribution to an Equestrian Centre at 341 Shooters Hill Road.


Government pays off a third of Council debts

Greenwich Cabinet was informed on Tuesday evening that it was to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Coalition Government’s proposed reform of the way Council housing is funded. 


Blackheath Councillor working for Westcombe Park commuters

Talks are still going on between Greenwich Council, Southeastern and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) about the proposed revised timetable for the duration of the Olympic games but the answer to a question at the December Council Meeting from Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Geoff Brighty confirmed there had been little progress so far and little to bring a smile to commuters faces.

Greenwich Conservatives helping out in Feltham and Heston by-election

On Saturday Greenwich Councillors Spencer Drury, Adam Thomas and GLA candidate Alex Wilson visited Hounslow to help out in the Feltham and Heston by-election.  The Councillors were joined by Chairman of Kidbrooke with Hornfair Conservatives Matt Hartley. 

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