Blackheath Westcombe

Your Conservative Council Candidates: Councillor Geoff Brighty, Malcolm Reid & Thomas Turrell. 

Remember you have 3 votes on the 3rd May. 

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See below for news and updates from the team: 

Getting a new home for your local police?

Your two Conservative Councillors for Blackheath Westcombe are helping to find a new home for your local Safer Neighborhood Team (SNT). The SNT is currently made up of two police officers and two community support officers, who together help to tackle crime and anti-social behavior in and around Blackheath Westcombe.

New life for Blackheath Standard

Recent news reports have highlighted Marks and Spencer recent acquisition of Somerfield's store at Blackheath Standard. M&S have said that their plans are to put a food only store in Blackheath. Also they say that they will retain and retrain the 70+ staff as well as employ a further 30 people. This will be on top of revamping the store.

Greenwich has the highest Primary truancy levels

Newly released figures show that Greenwich has the highest level of Primary level truancy in London and the UK. Sadly it would appear that the situation is only getting worse, this despite the Labour government spending over £885m on its flagship "behaviour and attendance strategy" since 1997.

CrossRail not to stop at Woolwich

After the House of Commons Select Committee suggested that CrossRail should have a station at Wool

Council IT systems failing Greenwich

Due to under investment and bad management in the Council IT system, which is the backbone of any modern organ

The Future of Blackheath Standard

Over the years Greenwich Council has done little to help traders in the Standard. Recently the Council is looking to put up the rent up but yet they are doing little in the way of town centre management to encourage people to shop there.

Councillors Geoff Brighty and Alex Wilson at the Great Get Together

Councillors Geoff Brighty and Alex Wilson at the Great Get Together in Charlton Park on Saturday 12th August. The event allowed people from Blackheath Westcombe, Charlton, Greenwich West and Peninsula to meet with their local councillors and representatives from various council departments to discuss issues that matter to them. There were also performances by local band and rides for young children.

Route 386 - proposed direct link for Greenwich and Blackheath Village 16th September 2006

After many years of campaigning by Blackheath Conservatives and local amenity groups it looks as though a direct link could be on its way with a proposal for the 386 Bus route to be extended to take passengers between Greenwich Town Centre and Blackheath Village.

Labour Mayor Decides to Cancel Full Council Meeting due to apparent “Lack of Business”

Sadly Greenwich is an area of the country in which the schools are failing and health care is also some of the worst in the country. However the Labour Mayor feels that it is not necessary to discuss these problems and because of this he has cancelled the Full Council meeting which was due to take place on September 20th.

Super Casino Bid Controversy

Reports in the national papers today about the Super Casino Bid for Greenwich would appear to show that the comp

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