Greenwich & Woolwich

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.

Conservatives Call Time on ‘Greenwich Time’

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed a new law which has now come into force and is expected to stop tax-payer funded newspapers such as ‘Greenwich Time’, the weekly publication which the Labour Council have been distributing to households across the Borough.

Conservatives secure part-time travel card for commuters

The London Assembly Conservative group have secured a promise from Mayor of London Boris Johnson to introduce a part-time travelcard by January 2015.

Conservatives work to reduce Council Tax for flood victims

Eltham Councillor Spencer Drury has been working with residents of Westhorne Avenue who had their homes flooded over Christmas to ensure that the Council supports them at this difficult time. Spencer is currently asking the Council to make a formal commitment to use its discretionary powers to exempt residents who have had to leave their homes from Council Tax for the period of their absence.

All The Fun of the Fair ? Showman's Guild and Greenwich Council set for return to Blackheath

The Showman's Guild are looking to return to Blackheath with their three times a year funfair on Blackheath's Circus Field. Traditionally a fair has operated on this area close to the Park at the Easter, Whitsun/Spring and August Bank Holiday weekends but not since 2011. Circus Field was used extensively during the 2012 Olympics and the ground has had to be reinstated and allowed to recover since then.

Council leaves future for war memorials open to question

A motion from Conservative Councillors led by Cllr Spencer Drury and Cllr John Hillshas been ignored as Labour-run Greenwich Council has refused to publish or prepare a timetable for the restoration of the borough’s war memorials despite the Centenary of World War One starting in 2014.

Survey reveals high level of mould and damp in council housing

A Conservative survey of council flats in Eltham North ward has revealed that over half of Council tower block flats are suffering from mould as a result of poor maintenance.

Council destroying High Streets while increasing residents parking profits

Data published today by independent charity the RAC Foundation has revealed that Greenwich Council has again increased its parking profits paid by residents this year. For the last three years parking charges and the cost of permits have more than doubled or trebled, and in some places charges in Eltham have gone up by 280%. In that time the council's profits from parking have soared by over 90%.

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