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Kidbrooke Grove parking petition

Cllr Geoff Brighty
Over the past year, Greenwich Council has been consulting with residents of Kidbrooke Park Road and Brook Lane about introducing a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).This is partly in response to projected parking pressure in relation to Kidbrooke Village and also in part due to complaints from residents about increased parking on the street relating to the school and commuters using Kidbrooke station.

Labour councillors under fire for “shameless” £384,000 magazine

Conservative councillors have criticised Greenwich Council’s attempt to replace its controversial weekly newspaper Greenwich Time with a fortnightly magazine called Greenwich Info. The decision, set to cost the taxpayer £384,000, has been ‘called in’ by Councillors Matt Hartley and Spencer Drury for scrutiny.

Business owners’ concerns dismissed as Eltham High Street plan is rejected

Conservative proposals to help struggling Eltham High Street businesses survive disruption caused by improvement works have been rejected by Labour-run Greenwich Council, with one Labour councillor dismissing businesses’ concerns as “blown out of proportion”.

Final edition of Greenwich Time raises budget questions

Greenwich Council has published the last ever edition of Greenwich Time, after losing a costly legal battle to save the weekly paper. Labour councillors, who have been strongly criticised for wasting £80,072 on the legal challenge, are now facing questions on how the nearly £600,000 a year net cost of Greenwich Time will now be spent.

Eltham High Street “struggling to cope” during improvement works

Eltham High Street is “struggling to cope” during the ongoing 18-month improvement works, according to businesses experiencing significant declines in takings as a result of reduced parking, unnavigable pavements and traffic problems.

Local campaigners first to be selected as Conservative council candidates for 2018

Greenwich Conservatives have selected their first six candidates for the next council elections in May 2018, as the current four-year council term passes its half-way point. Local Party members in Eltham South and Coldharbour & New Eltham wards selected their respective teams at selection meetings held this week.

Conservatives call for u-turn on unlocked parks plan

Conservative councillors have called on Greenwich Council to scrap new plans to leave seven parks in the borough unlocked 24 hours a day, after it emerged park gates will not be locked over the summer on a trial basis.

Wild flower delight

Councillor praises planting project

Conservatives call for the return of free parking on empty road behind Eltham Station

Following the introduction of pay and display parking in a section of road with no residents living on it, Eltham Conservatives have called for Greenwich Council to change course and return to free parking on Glenlea Road.

Matt Browne selected as Conservative candidate for Glyndon by-election

Matt Browne has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Glyndon ward council by-election on 5th May. The contest follows the resignation of one of the ward's Labour councillors half way through the current council term.

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