Greenwich Federation

Cllr John Hills

President and Constituency Officer for Eltham

John is the President of the Greenwich Conservative Federation and is the Constituency Officer for Eltham.  He was first elected to Greenwich council in 2000 and represents Coldharbour and New Eltham Ward.  John’s background is in the building industry as project manager and he is able to utilize his wealth of knowledge and experience within his role on the two planning committees he sits on as well as the building and Engineering Joint Works Committee.

Maureen Burgess


Maureen is the Federation's Treasurer, she has been a Conservative activist and heavily involved in the work of the Federation for many years, in addition to this Mo stood as a council candidate in Shooters Hill ward at both the 2010 and 2014 Council elections. 

Road Safety Improvements for Stratheden Road

Blackheath Westcombe’s Conservative Councillor, Geoff Brighty, has welcomed road safety improvements being made on busy Stratheden Road. The changes include :


Conservatives propose lower council tax rise, more help for the vulnerable & action on flytipping

Conservative councillors in Greenwich are set to oppose the Labour-run Council’s planned 2.99% Council Tax rise at a meeting on Wednesday night (28th February) – instead proposing a fully-costed budget alternative that would deliver a lower council tax rise, more support for vulnerable residents and action on flytipping.

Further Conservative candidates selected for May 2018 council elections

A further 12 candidates have been selected to stand for Greenwich Conservatives in the local council elections on May 3rd. Candidates have been selected for Eltham West, Greenwich West, Peninsula and Woolwich Riverside wards, joining other candidates already selected in Eltham and Blackheath on the local Conservative team for the elections.

Cllr Geoff Brighty welcomes new bus connection to Charlton Retail Park

After repeated lobbying for a new connection Blackheath Westcombe ward councillor, Geoff Brighty, has welcomed confirmation that Transport for London (TfL) is reviewing options for a new bus link which would run to the Charlton Retail Park. Residents in Blackheath have been left without a direct link to Sainsbury’s since the supermarket moved location.

Conservatives call for X161 bus route to spread Crossrail benefits

Local Conservative councillors in Greenwich are campaigning for a new ‘X161’ express bus route help tackle the borough’s north-south transport divide. The new ‘X161’ express route would run from Mottingham to Crossrail, via Eltham and Shooters Hill – aiming to spread the benefits of greater connectivity to central London to many more local residents.

‘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.

Sadiq Khan closes Eltham Police Station, but Coldharbour Police Base wins reprieve

Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will go ahead with plans to close Eltham Police Station, despite significant public opposition and following the revelation that Labour-run Greenwich Council failed to oppose the move in its consultation response.

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.


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