Greenwich & Woolwich

Fires in London at lowest rate since 1966

The number of fires recorded in London is now at its lowest level since records began thanks to the fire prevention work by the London Fire Brigade (LFB). The figures also show that the number of people killed by fires in London has halved in the last five years and is now at its lowest level since the millennium.

London Transport crime down 8.3%

New figures have shown an 8.3% decrease in the crimes committed on public transport in London compared to the year 2014-15. The figures came out as Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced the details of policing the 24 hour tube which comes into effect in September and includes the jubilee line which goes to North Greenwich. The DLR which serves Greenwich and Woolwich is also set to offer a 24 hour service.

Calls for full 53 bus route to be re-instated

Greenwich Conservatives have added their support to calls for the full 53 bus route to Whitehall to be re-instated by Transport for London.

Rail Minister listens to Southeastern concerns

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has praised the Sort It, Southeastern commuter campaign after listening to concerns about the company at a meeting with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Matt Hartley.

Supporting clean up day in Greenwich & Blackheath

Greenwich Conservatives joined volunteers from across both Greenwich and Lewisham in a community clean up of Blackheath and the Point in Greenwich. Among the volunteers were Conservative councillors Geoff Brighty and Matt Hartley as well as the Conservative candidate in the forthcoming Greenwich West by-election Thomas Turrell.

Safer crossing at Shooters Hill Road / Stratheden Road? - TfL Proposals

Following consultation with local residents a year ago TfL has said that it will be going ahead with its proposed pedestrian and cycle improvements at the junction of the A2 Shooters Hill Road with Stratheden Road and Prince of Wales Road. As local residents know only too well it is a difficult place for pedestrians and cyclists wanting to cross and the TfL proposals are aimed at improving the situation.

Crossing time extended in Blackheath village

Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe ward, Geoff Brighty, has secured longer crossing time for Blackheath commuters. Last month Geoff contacted Transport for London (TfL) to raise the issue of the timing of the lights of the pedestrian crossing opposite Blackheath railway station.

Prime Minister announces new Free School for Greenwich

Councillor Matt Hartley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, has welcomed the news that a new Free School, Stationers’ Academy Greenwich Peninsula, has been approved. The move, announced today by the Prime Minister, will help to create more good school places in the borough, creating a ‘sister school’ to the highly successful and over-subscribed Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, whose students are celebrating record GCSE and A-Level results this year.

Council Signals Start on Old Dover Road Parking Review

After a three year delay Labour-run Greenwich Council has indicated that it may at last, and after repeated lobbying from local Conservatives and traders on Old Dover Road, be about to carry out a parking review there.

TfL Set to Finally Repair Bridges

Transport for London have announced that they will be starting repairs on the Old Dover Road and Charlton Road Bridge. For the past year the bridges have had ‘ugly’ barriers either side following a car accident on the Charlton Road bridge left serious damage to the railings in October 2013.

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