February 2014

Concerns Raised over use of Blackheath

Councillor Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell attended the public meeting of the Blackheath Joint Working Party. At the meeting local residents voiced their concerns about the use of the heath after it emerged that Lewisham Council have given permission to two large festivals on the heath next year, both expecting to attract up to 15,000 people a day.

Conservative team’s campaign to ‘Mend The Mound’ secures first success

Local Conservatives’ campaign to ‘Mend The Mound’ by forcing the Labour-run Council to end its neglect of the Coldharbour shops has secured its first success, with a commitment from the council to improve lighting in the area.

Claimant Count Continues to Fall Across Greenwich

This week has been a week of strong economic news as more evidence emerges that the Conservatives long term economic plan is working locally as once again the claimant count in Greenwich has continued to fall with more people finding work.

Victory for ‘Save the Porcupine’ campaign as LiDL plan rejected

Conservatives in Coldharbour, Mottingham & New Eltham ward are celebrating tonight after LiDL’s plans to demolish the Porcupine Pub were rejected unanimously by Bromley Council’s planning committee. The victory for Save The Porcupine campaigners in the village follows more than a year of work against LiDL’s plan.

Conservatives Attend Police Meeting

Local Conservatives Cllr Matt Clare, Thomas Turrell, Gemma Robinson, Toni Hale and Della Avery attended the Meet the Met Commissioner Event at Charlton House to discuss policing in Greenwich. This was a chance for residents to raise any concerns they had directly with their borough commander and with the Commissioner himself. It was also a chance for the police to tell local residents about some of the work they’re doing.

Labour councillor condemns Eltham to 8 storey tower block

Abbey Wood councillor declares Grove development ‘bad for Eltham’ but votes to push it through

Local Conservatives secure last minute Council u-turn over the Porcupine

Local Conservatives have secured a last-minute u-turn from Labour-run Greenwich Council after its “ridiculous” decision to raise no objection to LiDL’s plans to demolish Mottingham’s Porcupine pub. The move comes as a decision on the deeply unpopular planning application is due from Bromley Council’s planning committee this Thursday (20th February).

Eltham Councillors working to prevent flooding in their ward

Eltham North Councillor Nigel Fletcher has met with Council Officers to discuss the right action which might be taken to help residents at the eastern end of Crookston Road, whose properties are being regularly flooded by water draining off Oxleas Meadows.

‘Vague’ Parking Strategy aims to raise £2m

After months of waiting Greenwich Council has finally chosen to publish a ‘Parking Strategy’ which is so vague that it gives residents and businesses no reassurance at all that the Labour-run Council will not introduce parking charges on High Streets or residential roads at will.

TfL Act to Prevent Future Damage to Charlton Road Bridge

Cllr Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell work with London Assembly Member Gareth Bacon to get repairs to Charlton Road Bridge sorted.

Labour’s response to NHS consultation: Confused disengaged and late.

Labour-run Greenwich Council has produced a confused, disengaged and late response to the Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) consultation on urgent care in the NHS across the Borough. Conservatives have accused the Labour-run Council of not caring about this important consultation after its response focused purely on the walk in centres in the North of the Borough, and did not oppose any closure of Grabadoc and did not even mention the possibility of an out of hours urgent care centre in the new Eltham hospital.

Greenwich Conservatives call on Greenwich Council to support the 2014 Real Poppy campaign to commemorate the centenary of WW1

Councillor John Hills has called on Greenwich Council to support the Royal British Legion and Imperial War Museum campaign to see the UK covered in real Flanders poppies during August 2014, the centenary of the start of the First World War in which over 37 million people were killed or wounded.

Conservatives Welcome Plumstead Parish Council Campaign

A new campaign has been launched by local residents in Plumstead to estblish a Parish Council. Showing how the Labour-run Council is ignoring residents outside of Woolwich.

Spencer Drury selected by Conservatives for Parliamentary seat of Eltham

Cllr Spencer Drury, Councillor for Eltham North and Leader of the Opposition on Greenwich Council, has been selected by the Conservatives to fight the Parliamentary seat of Eltham.

Burst water main on Court Road update

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare has been working with various authorities to establish what the problem is with the leak at Court Road.

Conservatives Call Time on ‘Greenwich Time’

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed a new law which has now come into force and is expected to stop tax-payer funded newspapers such as ‘Greenwich Time’, the weekly publication which the Labour Council have been distributing to households across the Borough.
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