March 2014

Enviornment Agency report to Council Committee

Middle Park and Sutcliffe Candidate Ben Mawji attended a Council Scrutiny Panel meeting where the Environment Abency reported back on the flooding of properties at Westhorne Avenue over Christmas. Many residents have been moved out of their homes with little prospect of returning before the summer.

Labour admits it has ‘no plans’ for The Mound

A Labour Cabinet Member has admitted that the Labour-run council has 'no plans' for the regeneration of the shopping precinct on the Coldharbour estate, even as local Conservatives’ Mend The Mound campaign continues to extract concessions from the council on improvements to the shops.

Government minister comes home to Eltham

Woolwich born Government minister, the MP John Hayes has come back to Eltham where he was brought up, to visit the renovated Tudor Barn and meet with the restaurant’s proprietor Marcus Luck , Local Conservative Councillors and members of the Progress Estate Residents Association.

Blackheath Litter Pick

Lewisham and Greenwich Councils organised a spring clean on Blackheath following an initiative from the Mayor of London.

Coalition Government forces Labour Councillors to end £100,000 pensions perk

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed the news that the government has decided to end Councillors’ gold-plated pensions which cost Council Tax payers in Greenwich £100,000 each year. For the last two years Conservative Councillors have proposed the ending of pensions for sitting Councillors, but despite arguing that cuts were forcing them to make difficult decisions, Labour Councillors voted unanimously to keep their expensive perk.

Council’s two-year block on new Cafe at The Mound

The council has been blocking a potential new Cafe on the Coldharbour estate for the past two years, it has emerged, as local Conservatives continue their ‘Mend The Mound’ campaign for the regeneration of the local shops.

Conservatives attend Christian Life Fellowship Political Forum

On Sunday Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury and Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Alex Wilson attended a service and political forum with the Christian Life Fellowship based at The Borough Hall on Royal Hill. Spencer is pictured here with Pastor Joseph Boadu.

'Siege of Westcombe' is Over as Run to the Beat is cancelled

A demand for a five year deal appears to have caused the cancellation of the Run to the Beat Half Marathon event which caused residents in the north of the Borough such inconvenience each year. Blackheath Councillor Geoff Brighty has worked to stop the event causing residents such inconveience and Eltham Councillor and runner Matt Clare is disappointed Greenwich Council have not been able to make a success of the event.

Huntsman Appeal Decision

Many Cator Estate residents will have been pleased to hear that, following a lengthy public inquiry, the Planning Inspector has dismissed the developer's appeal and refused planning permission for the current proposed development on the site.
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