Greenwich Federation

Conservatives call for u-turn on unlocked parks plan

Conservative councillors have called on Greenwich Council to scrap new plans to leave seven parks in the borough unlocked 24 hours a day, after it emerged park gates will not be locked over the summer on a trial basis.

Blackheath Events - Council Back Down on Multiple Application

Following the withdrawal of the permanent, blanket-style licence application for up to 5 events and 60 days a year on Circus Field, proposed by Greenwich Council, the first one-off licence application was submitted within days and has now been approved.

Bus service lobbying continues

Conservative councillor, Geoff Brighty, is continuing to press TfL for a better bus service in the north of the borough.

Welcome for Greenwich Park Access Study

Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillor Geoff Brighty has welcomed a proposed study by Greenwich Council and Royal Parks into a variety of issues affecting Greenwich Park's Blackheath Gate in Charlton Way.

Councillor sows the seeds of change on allotment concession charges

Greenwich Council has decided to reintroduce concessionary rates for pensioners following questions from Eltham Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury. The U-turn was confirmed following Spencer raising the issue at both the January and February meetings of the Council.

Conservatives propose alternative to Council Tax rise

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will vote against Labour plans to increase Council Tax in the borough by 1.99% this evening, instead proposing a fully-costed alternative that would see increased funding for a key scheme to help people into work. The meeting will be the first to be streamed live via the web.

Conservatives to call for public apology for Greenwich Time legal bid

Opposition Conservative councillors will propose a motion at Wednesday’s Greenwich Council meeting calling for Labour Leader Denise Hyland to issue a public apology for wasting more than £48,000 on the Council’s failed legal bid to save its Greenwich Time newspaper.

Labour-run council defeated over Greenwich Time

Labour-run Greenwich Council has been defeated in its attempt to save its weekly Greenwich Time propaganda newspaper, after abandoning its heavily-criticised legal bid against the Depart for Communities and Local Government to try and save the paper.

Silvertown Tunnel proposals a 'missed opportunity'

Greenwich Conservative councillors have called the latest set of proposals for the Silvertown Tunnel a 'missed opportunity' in their response to Transport for London's statutory consultation, which closed last weekend.

Concern over plans to scrap Greenwich mobile library

Greenwich Conservatives have expressed concern after it emerged Greenwich Council is considering closing the borough’s mobile library service.Labour councillors announced a formal consultation “on the future of Royal Greenwich’s Library Outreach Service” last week.

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