Woolwich Riverside

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.

Tomas Thurogood-Hyde

2018 Council Candidate for Woolwich Riverside
Tomas Thurogood-Hyde has been selected to stand in Woolwich Riverside in the May 2018 council elections. Tomas has worked in the education sector for five years and is passionate about ensuring that children have the best possible start in life. As a governor and a legal support officer for a leading schools group, if elected Tomas would bring a wealth of experience to help improve schools and children's services in Greenwich.
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Tom Spiller

2018 Council Candidate for Woolwich Riverside
Tom Spiller has been selected to stand in Woolwich Riverside in the May 2018 council elections. Tom lives in Woolwich with his wife and newborn daughter. He gets the DLR (at zone four prices!) to and from work in central London and uses the Waterfront gym. Tom is keen to work to reduce petty crime and anti-social behavior in his neighbourhood.
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Chris Van Roon

2018 Council Candidate for Woolwich Riverside
Chris Van Roon has been selected as one of the Conservative candidates for Woolwich Riverside ward ahead of the next council elections in May. Chris was a Conservative Councillor in Swindon between 2003 and 2007 and during this time he led many successful campaigns such as installing zebra crossings to improve road safety between two schools. He has also served as a school governor and Chair of Governors at a primary school. Chris is a trustee at a central London church, St Sepulchres, where he worships and where he coordinates action supporting Hackney Foodbank. He ran his first half marathon in 2017, the Royal Parks Half, on behalf of Mind and Bipolar UK. He loves Charlton Lido, Greenwich Park and cinema in his spare time.
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‘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.


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