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

Treasurer

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. 

‘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.

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

Labour wastes another £50,000 on Greenwich Council planning chaos

Labour-run Greenwich Council is set to spend £50,000 of taxpayer funds by hiring external consultants at £45 an hour to resolve problems in the council’s Planning Department.

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