Greenwich West

Conservatives propose lower council tax rise, more help for the vulnerable & action on flytipping

Conservative councillors in Greenwich are set to oppose the Labour-run Council’s planned 2.99% Council Tax rise at a meeting on Wednesday night (28th February) – instead proposing a fully-costed budget alternative that would deliver a lower council tax rise, more support for vulnerable residents and action on flytipping.

Further Conservative candidates selected for May 2018 council elections

A further 12 candidates have been selected to stand for Greenwich Conservatives in the local council elections on May 3rd. Candidates have been selected for Eltham West, Greenwich West, Peninsula and Woolwich Riverside wards, joining other candidates already selected in Eltham and Blackheath on the local Conservative team for the elections.

Gavin Haran

2018 Council Candidate for Greenwich West
Gavin Harran has been selected as one of the Conservative candidates for the Greenwich West ward ahead of the next council elections in May 2018. Local resident Gavin currently works for JPMorgan as an expert in financial policy, and has worked for the government and other financial institutions in a similar capacity. He is also a trustee of the education charity Ignite!Futures and has spent time volunteering as a school governor and as a youth mentor.

Jessica Goodrum

2018 Council Candidate for Greenwich West
Jessica Goodrum has been selected as one of the Conservative candidates for the Greenwich West ward ahead of the next council elections in May 2018. Originally from the North East, Jessica has lived in Greenwich since moving to London several years ago. Jessica currently works for a business consultancy, advising businesses across a range of sectors.

‘One line, one terminal’ South Eastern rail proposal scrapped

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed confirmation that plans to introduce ‘one line, one terminal’ on the South Eastern railway network have been scrapped. Conservative councillors in the borough have been campaigning against the proposed change since it was first suggested in the Spring, including bringing Secretary of State Chris Grayling to Eltham during the consultation process.

Conservatives call for ‘full review’ of Greenwich Council planning problems

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will put their proposal for a ‘full review’ of problems in the council’s planning department to a vote at the Town Hall, after a continued backlog in processing applications and several high profile errors in handling appeals.

Longer trains are ‘much-needed relief’ for Southeastern commuters

Greenwich Conservative Councillors have welcomed the announcement of 68 extra carriages for the Southeastern network, providing an additional 5,000 seats during the morning peak.

Conservatives propose alternative to Labour’s 1.99% Council Tax rise

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will oppose Labour’s 1.99% Council Tax rise at the Town Hall this evening, instead proposing a fully costed alternative that delivers the same increase in Adult Social Care funding without the need for the 1.99% rise.

Conservatives support Assembly's call for rail devolution rethink

Greenwich Conservatives are supporting a unanimous call from London Assembly members for a rethink on rail devolution, after it was announced last week that the management of the Southeastern franchise would not be handed over to Transport for London by the Department for Transport as expected.

Conservatives call for cross-party bid to stop Woolwich Barracks closure

Conservative councillors in Greenwich have called for a cross-party bid to reverse a Ministry of Defence decision to close Woolwich Barracks in 2028.

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