May 2014

Biography of Woolwich West Conservative MP Kingsley Wood published

Last week “Making the Heavens Hum: Kingsley Wood and the Art of the Possible 1881-1924” was launched. The book focuses on Kingsley Wood's early career in the social, economic and political circumstances of the time. Wood was one of the LCC Councillors for Woolwich from 1911 to 1918 and then MP for Woolwich West from 1918 to 1943.

Conservatives welcome increased services on Jubilee line

Local Conservatives have welcomed the announcement of extra services on the Jubilee line, after Transport for London (TfL) announced measures to ensure the network can cope with rising demand.

The results are in...

The results of the Royal Borough of Greenwich council elections are in, after a marathon all-day Count held at the Waterfront Leisure Centre, Woolwich on Friday.

Local Conservative Leader meets with Cabinet Minister over flood victims

Last week Conservative Councillor and Parliamentary Candidate Spencer Drury met with Secretary of State Owen Paterson to raise concerns over the treatment of Eltham's flood victims by insurance companies. Spencer presented Mr Paterson with a note from residents and a letter summarising his concerns over the way residents had been treated.

Increase in primary school funding for Eltham revealed

A poorly worded question by Eltham’s Labour MP Clive Efford has revealed that the Coalition Government is spending £40m on providing new primary school places locally - £7m more than spent by the previous government.

New Cafe to open following Coldharbour Conservatives' Mend The Mound campaign

A New Eltham couple's plans for a new Cafe at Number 8, The Mound on the Coldharbour estate received planning permission yesterday, in another success for local Conservatives' Mend The Mound campaign to force the council to end its neglect of the shops.

Conservatives strong support for cycling in Greenwich

Conservative Cllr Matt Clare joins cyclists on ride around the borough - no Labour candidates managed to attend unfortunately, but here is Matt's overview of the event.

A fresh start for Greenwich - Our manifesto for the Royal Borough

Greenwich Conservatives have presented our manifesto for the 2014 local elections, which take place next week. "A fresh start for Greenwich" sets out the priorities of a Conservative administration, and our plan of action for making a positive difference for residents.

Update on Charlton Road Bridge Railing Repairs

Since a car accident that left serious damage to the Charlton Road railings local Conservative Candidate Thomas Turrell has been working with Conservative London Assembly Member Gareth Bacon to put pressure on TfL to complete the repair work.

Labour forces through building over Sutcliffe Park

A controversial plan to build an indoor athletics track and car park over a large chunk of grass in Sutcliffe Park was forced through by the Labour Council’s leadership on Tuesday night. The plan was opposed by four Councillors (including both Conservatives) but rammed through by three Labour Cabinet Members and the whip (using his casting vote) after a 4-4 drawn vote.
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