Greenwich & Woolwich

Driverless car trial launched on Greenwich Peninsula

Transport Minister Claire Perry and Business Secretary Vince Cable this week launched the new driverless car trial in Greenwich following the Government’s decision to invest £19million in the scheme, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in last year’s Autumn Statement.

Awards ceremony to celebrate our local schools

Greenwich Conservatives were pleased to support an event that celebrates the great work done in our local schools. The Council's Schools Celebration 2015 was an opportunity to honour those individuals who were nominated for their outstanding work to improve the outcomes for children in the borough

Reprieve for popular our of hours service Grabadoc

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed news announced today that NHS Greenwich CCG had agreed to ‘rewind’ the tendering process for urgent care and out of hours medical services in the Borough as a result of an error during the previous process. Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury raised serious questions about the process and asked the CCG and Labour Council to review it.

Greenwich GCSE results a ‘mixed bag’

Greenwich’s GCSE results reveal a mixed picture for summer 2014, with the general 5A*to C including English and Maths measure falling 6% on the previous year, while the more academic English Baccalaureate rose by 2% to a record 25.6%.

Holding Southeastern trains and Network Rail to account. Minimising disruption during London Bridge station redevelopment.

The poor performance of Southeastern trains has angered many Greenwich borough residents for a considerable time. The situation has worsened since Charing Cross bound trains have stopped calling at London Bridge.

Matt Hartley launches Sort It, Southeastern consumer campaign

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Matt Hartley has launched a new consumer campaign to bring about change in the “atrocious service” that local commuters receive from Southeastern trains. 

Tackling London's patchy mobile problem

London MEP Syed Kamall launches a hi-tech campaign to tackle poor mobile reception in parts of London.

'Restore our War Memorials' Campaign forces Council to commit to restoration

Following a high profile campaign to restore Greenwich’s war memorials led by Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Spencer Drury, Greenwich Council has committed to the restoration of the borough's war memorials according to statements made on Wednesday by the Council Leader and Cabinet Member. The Councillors’ statements are a tacit admission that the war memorials remain in a poor state, but as the restoration plan has not been published, it is hard to judge whether this is a serious attempt to address the problem or a press release rushed out prior to Remembrance Sunday.

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