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Labour Councillor reveals Council is ‘struggling’ to provide enough school places for September

Labour Councillor Danny Thorpe revealed at Wednesday night’s meeting of Full Council that Greenwich Council was ‘struggling’ to provide enough places for all 11 year olds in September.

Driverless car trial launched on Greenwich Peninsula

Transport Minister Claire Perry and Business Secretary Vince Cable this week launched the new driverless car trial in Greenwich following the Government’s decision to invest £19million in the scheme, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in last year’s Autumn Statement.

Awards ceremony to celebrate our local schools

Greenwich Conservatives were pleased to support an event that celebrates the great work done in our local schools. The Council's Schools Celebration 2015 was an opportunity to honour those individuals who were nominated for their outstanding work to improve the outcomes for children in the borough

Reprieve for popular our of hours service Grabadoc

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed news announced today that NHS Greenwich CCG had agreed to ‘rewind’ the tendering process for urgent care and out of hours medical services in the Borough as a result of an error during the previous process. Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury raised serious questions about the process and asked the CCG and Labour Council to review it.

Greenwich GCSE results a ‘mixed bag’

Greenwich’s GCSE results reveal a mixed picture for summer 2014, with the general 5A*to C including English and Maths measure falling 6% on the previous year, while the more academic English Baccalaureate rose by 2% to a record 25.6%.

Holding Southeastern trains and Network Rail to account. Minimising disruption during London Bridge station redevelopment.

The poor performance of Southeastern trains has angered many Greenwich borough residents for a considerable time. The situation has worsened since Charing Cross bound trains have stopped calling at London Bridge.

Conservatives' Living Wage Incentive Scheme becomes council policy

Conservative councillors' proposal for a Greenwich Living Wage Incentive Scheme has been adopted as official council policy, with thousands of low-paid employees in the borough set to benefit as a result. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Cllr Matt Hartley proposed the Incentive Scheme, which would see one-off Business Rate discounts for employers who commit to paying the London Living Wage of at least £9.15 an hour to all their employees, in a motion for last night's council meeting.

No more big splash in South Row?

Blackheath Westcombe Ward Conservative Councillor, Geoff Brighty, is pleased that neighbouring Lewisham Council has been working to sort out the "ponding" problem which happens after even moderate rainfall at the corner of Pond Road and South Row on the border between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Lewisham.

Cllr Matt Hartley proposes Living Wage Incentive Scheme

Greenwich council is being urged to take bolder action on low pay, with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich Matt Hartley set to propose a new scheme to encourage employers in the borough to pay the London Living Wage. Cllr Hartley, who is also deputy leader of the opposition on Greenwich council, says his plan for a Living Wage Incentive Scheme could make a “huge difference” to thousands of local residents at no extra cost to the council taxpayer.

Spencer Drury made Patron of Fair Votes for All campaign

The Fair Votes for All campaign has welcomed Spencer Drury, Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, as a Patron. This campaign is calling for English votes for English issues to be introduced into the House of Commons as soon as possible. To help support this campaign in Eltham, Spencer has invited Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin MP to speak about English votes for English issues on Monday evening.

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