August 2013

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like Eltham High Street and the Blackheath Royal Standard.

Speeding on Westcombe Hill

Conservatives present Westcombe Hill and Siebert Road petition to reduce speed on their roads to Council. A report is due back in the autumn.

Blackheath Westcombe Action Team Attend RSBTA Summers Drinks Party

2014 Council Candidates for Blackheath Westcombe Geoff Brighty, Laela Pakpour Tabrizi and Thomas Turrell attended a reception on the Royal Standard hosted by the Royal Standard Business & Traders Association.

Greenwich Ecology Park awarded Green Flag Status

Blackheath Councillor welcomes Green Flag status for Greenwich Ecology Park

Minister awards ‘community asset’ status to the Porcupine

Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis MP today announced that the Porcupine Inn in Mottingham has been awarded ‘Asset of Community Value’ status after it was nominated by Mottingham Residents Association as part of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) #ListYourLocal initiative. Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives have been supporting the campaign to save the pub from demolition by the LiDL supermarket chain, including helping residents on the Royal Borough of Greenwich side of the village to object to the plans.

Labour's Hypocrisy on Zero-Hour Contracts

Greenwich Labour Councillors have attacked the use of zero hour contracts, despite the fact that Labour-controlled Greenwich Council itself uses them.

Why democracy doesn’t work in Greenwich

A report back from Conservative Group Leader Spencer Drury on the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday. Much like the meeting, this is long, complicated and doesn't leave you feeling better at the end of it.

Speaking with Residents in Middle Park & Sutcliffe

Greenwich Conservatives have been out talking to local residents in Middle Park and Sutcliffe ward. Issues such as changes to local bus routes and the state that the Council failure to clean the local pond were among the issues raised on the doorstep.

Council "Treating Local Shops and Motorists as Cashpoints"

Greenwich Council has made £2 million from parking penalties, it has been revealed, in the same week Conservative Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government seeks to help local shops with changes to Labour's parking laws that waged war on local shops and motorists.
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