Greenwich & Woolwich

Conservatives welcome increased services on Jubilee line

Local Conservatives have welcomed the announcement of extra services on the Jubilee line, after Transport for London (TfL) announced measures to ensure the network can cope with rising demand.

A fresh start for Greenwich - Our manifesto for the Royal Borough

Greenwich Conservatives have presented our manifesto for the 2014 local elections, which take place next week. "A fresh start for Greenwich" sets out the priorities of a Conservative administration, and our plan of action for making a positive difference for residents.

Update on Charlton Road Bridge Railing Repairs

Since a car accident that left serious damage to the Charlton Road railings local Conservative Candidate Thomas Turrell has been working with Conservative London Assembly Member Gareth Bacon to put pressure on TfL to complete the repair work.

Claimant Count Falls Again in Greenwich

Figures realised on the 16th April show that the number of people claiming benefits has again fallen in Greenwich as more people find work and unemployment continues to fall thanks to the Conservatives Long-Term Economic Plan.

Council apologises for "Misleading" criticism over Firepower museum

Greenwich Council has apologised for accusing a Conservative Councillor of "ignorance" over future plans for the Firepower Museum in Woolwich.

Firepower move a "Missed Opportunity"

The departure of the "Firepower" military museum from its Woolwich Arsenal site would be a missed opportunity, Conservatives have said.

Leaseholders struggle as service charges soar

Greenwich Conservatives are suggesting that the Labour-run Council has been steadily raising the charges faced by leaseholders over recent years leaving many of them struggling to pay the amounts demanded. Despite Council claims that average charges for leaseholders have reduced by 7% over the last three years, in one Council block in Eltham, the charges are now over £1,000 having risen by 68% over the same period.

Geoff and Thomas Back Space for Cycling in Blackheath Westcombe

2014 Conservative Candidates for Blackheath Westcombe ward Cllr Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell have both given their support for the ‘Space for Cycling Campaign’ which aims to make the roads in the ward safer for cyclists.

Blackheath Litter Pick

Lewisham and Greenwich Councils organised a spring clean on Blackheath following an initiative from the Mayor of London.

Coalition Government forces Labour Councillors to end £100,000 pensions perk

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed the news that the government has decided to end Councillors’ gold-plated pensions which cost Council Tax payers in Greenwich £100,000 each year. For the last two years Conservative Councillors have proposed the ending of pensions for sitting Councillors, but despite arguing that cuts were forcing them to make difficult decisions, Labour Councillors voted unanimously to keep their expensive perk.

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