September 2013

Charles Tannock MEP in Blackheath Westcombe

London MEP Charles Tannock joined Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives on Saturday 28th September

Plans revealed: Eight storey tower block for Grove Market Place

Eltham councillor Adam Thomas has discovered that new proposals for the Grove Market site will include a eight storey tower block. A planning application has been submitted by new owners Citygrove which will include 144 flats and only 49 parking spaces, as well as space for a restaurant.

Severndroog budget under pressure due to vandalism

The £1m budget for Severndroog Castle is likely to be exceeded due to vandalism as renovation work continues.

Labour Council’s plans for a school in Eltham Park

The latest edition of the Eltham Park Residents’ Association (EPRA) newsletter carries a story concerning the re-allocation of Eltham Church of England School (frequently called Roper Street) to Eltham Park South. Behind the scenes Eltham Councillor Spencer Drury has made clear his opposition to this proposal, but as local residents are fully aware of the issue (meaning it is in the public domain), he has decided to comment.

Boris’ reforms mean more police in Eltham

At a meeting of Eltham North Safer Neighbourhood Panel it was, once again, confirmed that the Mayor of London’s reforms to the police mean that the number of officers in our area has gone up.

Council's Planning Board decide on Huntsman application at last, but final word with the Planning Inspectorate

As Greenwich Council's Planning Board rejects the plans for Huntsman's Field, Cllr Geoff Brighty celebrates the decision, but notes that Council delays have taken the matter oout of the hands of local Councillors.

Conservatives label Tesco queue dangerous

Local Conservative are keeping up the pressure on the Labour Council over the queuing traffic at the Tesco/Esso Garage at the Clifton's Roundabout.

Unemployment Falls Again

More good news on the economy came this week with news that unemployment has again fallen. The national unemployment rate is currently 7.7%, which is a drop of 240,000 in unemployment.

Direct access to Maze Hill station opened up at last

After years of frustrating delays, direct access to Maze Hill station has been provided for residents of Seren Park. Blackheath Westcombe Cllr Geoff Brighty has expressed his satisfaction at this results after a long campaign.
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