Greenwich & Woolwich

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%.

Conservatives urge residents to support an ‘Urgent Care Centre’ in Eltham

Despite having the idea of including an “Urgent Care Centre” (or Minor Injuries Unit) in the new Eltham Community Hospital rejected by the Labour Council in July this year, Conservatives are urging residents to respond to the “Right Care, First Time” consultation where the option is being actively considered.

Small Business Saturday Raised £468 million

2014 Conservative Candidate for Blackheath Westcombe Thomas Turrell welcomes the news that Small Business Saturday UK raised £468 million for small businesses across the UK. An Average of £33 per head.

Enforcing 20mph on Westcombe Hill - 80% exceed the speed limit

Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Geoff Brighty presented a petition, organised by the local Neighbourhood Watch group, asking Greenwich Council to take action to ensure that the 20mph speed limit on Westcombe Hill is more effectively enforced. Having handed in the petition at the July Council meeting the Council’s Traffic Officers reported in the autumn, firstly to the Highways Committee and then back to the next full Council meeting and Geoff spoke in support of residents concerns on both occasions.

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