Greenwich & Woolwich

Conservatives attend Christian Life Fellowship Political Forum

On Sunday Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury and Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Alex Wilson attended a service and political forum with the Christian Life Fellowship based at The Borough Hall on Royal Hill. Spencer is pictured here with Pastor Joseph Boadu.

'Siege of Westcombe' is Over as Run to the Beat is cancelled

A demand for a five year deal appears to have caused the cancellation of the Run to the Beat Half Marathon event which caused residents in the north of the Borough such inconvenience each year. Blackheath Councillor Geoff Brighty has worked to stop the event causing residents such inconveience and Eltham Councillor and runner Matt Clare is disappointed Greenwich Council have not been able to make a success of the event.

Huntsman Appeal Decision

Many Cator Estate residents will have been pleased to hear that, following a lengthy public inquiry, the Planning Inspector has dismissed the developer's appeal and refused planning permission for the current proposed development on the site.

Concerns Raised over use of Blackheath

Councillor Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell attended the public meeting of the Blackheath Joint Working Party. At the meeting local residents voiced their concerns about the use of the heath after it emerged that Lewisham Council have given permission to two large festivals on the heath next year, both expecting to attract up to 15,000 people a day.

Claimant Count Continues to Fall Across Greenwich

This week has been a week of strong economic news as more evidence emerges that the Conservatives long term economic plan is working locally as once again the claimant count in Greenwich has continued to fall with more people finding work.

Conservatives Attend Police Meeting

Local Conservatives Cllr Matt Clare, Thomas Turrell, Gemma Robinson, Toni Hale and Della Avery attended the Meet the Met Commissioner Event at Charlton House to discuss policing in Greenwich. This was a chance for residents to raise any concerns they had directly with their borough commander and with the Commissioner himself. It was also a chance for the police to tell local residents about some of the work they’re doing.

‘Vague’ Parking Strategy aims to raise £2m

After months of waiting Greenwich Council has finally chosen to publish a ‘Parking Strategy’ which is so vague that it gives residents and businesses no reassurance at all that the Labour-run Council will not introduce parking charges on High Streets or residential roads at will.

TfL Act to Prevent Future Damage to Charlton Road Bridge

Cllr Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell work with London Assembly Member Gareth Bacon to get repairs to Charlton Road Bridge sorted.

Greenwich Conservatives call on Greenwich Council to support the 2014 Real Poppy campaign to commemorate the centenary of WW1

Councillor John Hills has called on Greenwich Council to support the Royal British Legion and Imperial War Museum campaign to see the UK covered in real Flanders poppies during August 2014, the centenary of the start of the First World War in which over 37 million people were killed or wounded.

Dinner with Dermot

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 19:30
Cllr Dermot Poston was first elected to Greenwich Council in 1968. This year, he is retiring from the Council and Eltham Conservatives are holding a small party to celebrate his contribution to our area over the years.

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