October 2012

Labour votes to cut affordable housing on Grove Market development

The controversial Grove Market development was back at Planning Board last Thursday, as the developer sought permission to reduce the amount of affordable housing it had agreed to provide as part of the development in October 2011.

Council confusion over Eltham Church of England rebuild

At the September Council meeting Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury asked a formal question to the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services about the situation with regard to the refurbishment or rebuilding of Eltham Church of England Primary School (often called Roper Street School).

Blackheath Conservatives review Greenwich Park post Games

Today Blackheath Westcombe ward Councillors Alex Wilson and Geoff Brighty enjoyed a tour of Greenwich Park with Graham Dear of the Royal Parks to review the restoration areas which had been used for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Conservatives help fix car parking problems around Charlton Manor Primary School

Every Sunday Charlton Manor Primary School allows a Church group to use its hall which is good for the community and gives young people across Kidbrooke and Charlton something to do, teaching them life skills and to value the community around them. However over the past two years local residents in the area around the school have been experiencing difficulties when the parish members leave the School.

Greenwich Labour choose unions over schools

In a reform to school funding to be agreed by Greenwich Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday night, the Labour Councillors will almost certainly nod through a decision to allocate thousands of pounds, which should be going to schools, to Trade Unions instead.

Cllr John Hills gets new pedestrian refuge island in Mottingham Rd

Three years ago, after residents in the Mottingham Road and Leysdown Road area approached ward Councillors with their serious concerns regarding accidents caused by speeding motorists exiting Leysdown Road, the ward Councillors approached Greenwich Council, and asked for a pedestrian refuge island to be installed in Mottingham Road.

Blackheath Westcombe Police SNT host Cycle Marking scheme

The Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) for Blackheath Westcombe is running a Bicycle Marking Scheme on Thursday 18th October 2012 at the Blackheath Standard Marks & Spencer's Car Park between 4pm-8pm.

Foot tunnels refurb project over budget and still unfinished after two and a half years

Conservatives have branded the Council as incompetent after the refurbishment project of the Greenwich Foot Tunnels is unfinished, over budget and currently at a standstill after two and a half years.

Greenwich Conservative Women groups' first meeting

On September 24th 2012 the "Greenwich Conservative Women" steering committee met for the first time to prepare for the group's official launch before the end of the year. Present at the meeting were Chairman Gemma Robinson, Secretary Laela Tabrizi, Officer Emma Hawsworth, and Deputy Chairman Membership of the Greenwich Conservative Federation, Thomas Turrell.

The Kibrooke development continues

Kidbrooke as an area has been undergoing large-scale change in recent years, and now with the chimney stack from the Ferrier taken down it seemed to be a good opportunity to look at the Kidbrooke developments.
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