Greenwich & Woolwich

‘One line, one terminal’ South Eastern rail proposal scrapped

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed confirmation that plans to introduce ‘one line, one terminal’ on the South Eastern railway network have been scrapped. Conservative councillors in the borough have been campaigning against the proposed change since it was first suggested in the Spring, including bringing Secretary of State Chris Grayling to Eltham during the consultation process.

Conservatives call for ‘full review’ of Greenwich Council planning problems

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will put their proposal for a ‘full review’ of problems in the council’s planning department to a vote at the Town Hall, after a continued backlog in processing applications and several high profile errors in handling appeals.

Campaigners launch petition calling for new North Greenwich to Kidbrooke Village bus route

Campaigners in Blackheath are petitioning the Mayor of London for a new bus route to connect North Greenwich and Kidbrooke Village.

TfL refuse Shooters Hill Road speed camera

Campaigners in Blackheath have been left disappointed by a decision by Transport for London to refuse a request by Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives for a speed camera on Shooters Hill Road. The request follows a petition run by the local Conservatives last year regarding noisy and speeding vehicles in the area, which was signed by over 400 residents.

Longer trains are ‘much-needed relief’ for Southeastern commuters

Greenwich Conservative Councillors have welcomed the announcement of 68 extra carriages for the Southeastern network, providing an additional 5,000 seats during the morning peak.

Rat-run fears in Westcombe Park as diggers move in for IKEA

Local Conservatives in Westcombe Park have raised concerns about roads such as Westcombe Hill and Humber Road being used a ‘Rat-runs’ after the new IKEA store in Charlton is finished

Advert screens at Sun-in-the-Sands blamed for driver distraction

The Blackheath Westcombe ward team have been working with Conservatives on the London Assembly regarding the TfL's LED advertising screens over the A1/A102 at the Sun-in-the-Sands.

Conservatives propose alternative to Labour’s 1.99% Council Tax rise

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will oppose Labour’s 1.99% Council Tax rise at the Town Hall this evening, instead proposing a fully costed alternative that delivers the same increase in Adult Social Care funding without the need for the 1.99% rise.

Conservatives support Assembly's call for rail devolution rethink

Greenwich Conservatives are supporting a unanimous call from London Assembly members for a rethink on rail devolution, after it was announced last week that the management of the Southeastern franchise would not be handed over to Transport for London by the Department for Transport as expected.

Conservatives call for cross-party bid to stop Woolwich Barracks closure

Conservative councillors in Greenwich have called for a cross-party bid to reverse a Ministry of Defence decision to close Woolwich Barracks in 2028.

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