January 2014

Conservatives secure part-time travel card for commuters

The London Assembly Conservative group have secured a promise from Mayor of London Boris Johnson to introduce a part-time travelcard by January 2015.

Conservatives work to reduce Council Tax for flood victims

Eltham Councillor Spencer Drury has been working with residents of Westhorne Avenue who had their homes flooded over Christmas to ensure that the Council supports them at this difficult time. Spencer is currently asking the Council to make a formal commitment to use its discretionary powers to exempt residents who have had to leave their homes from Council Tax for the period of their absence.

Concerns for Bob Hope Theatre over Grove Market development plans

Conservatives have raised concerns that an eight storey tower block on the Grove Market site in Eltham, could have a serious impact on visitors to the much-loved Bob Hope Theatre.

Conservative pressure pays off as petrol station improvements begin

Following a year of pressure from Greenwich Conservative Council Leader Cllr Spencer Drury, steps are finally being taken to improve the traffic flow into the Tesco/Esso petrol station at Clifton’s roundabout; the junction of Sidcup Road and Westhorne Avenue. The Tesco/Esso management closed the petrol station for a few days last week to implement a new system of signing and road marking.

All The Fun of the Fair ? Showman's Guild and Greenwich Council set for return to Blackheath

The Showman's Guild are looking to return to Blackheath with their three times a year funfair on Blackheath's Circus Field. Traditionally a fair has operated on this area close to the Park at the Easter, Whitsun/Spring and August Bank Holiday weekends but not since 2011. Circus Field was used extensively during the 2012 Olympics and the ground has had to be reinstated and allowed to recover since then.

Council criticised for ‘sitting on its hands’ over fate of the Porcupine

Local Conservatives have criticised Greenwich council’s “ridiculous” decision not to raise any objection to controversial plans by supermarket chain LiDL to demolish Mottingham’s Porcupine pub.

At last, a free cash machine for the Coldharbour

Shoppers at The Mound shopping area on the Coldharbour estate will finally have access to a free-to-use cash machine, after planning permission was granted for an external ATM at the Post Office's new corner premises.
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