July 2010

Residents talk - Does Labour listen?

The summer holidays may only just have begin, but Greenwich Conservatives have already been out and about for some time talking to residents this summer.  Greenwich Council's "Great Get-Together" events were held in three locations around the Borough during June and July, and Conservative Councillors were well represented at each.

Councillors informed about benefit fraud in Greenwich

Last night was a meeting of the Audit and Risk Management panel which looked at a range of accounts, annual governance letter and internal audit reports, which while important are generally quite opaque. 

Labour elected on a false premise

Labour change manifesto after the elections.

Conservatives revealed today that Greenwich Labour rewrote their commitments to the electorate after the election in May.

Transition Greenwich and Traffic Meeting about Greenwich Town Centre

On Tuesday 20th July, local Conservative representatives Ryan Acty (Greenwich West) and Malcolm Reid (Peninsula) attended the Transition Greenwich forum to discuss how best to balance the various transport, business, residential and visitor requirements of Greenwich Town Centre in terms of traffic management. The meeting was held in St Alfege’s Church Hall and was well attended by local residen

Conservatives help to keep our environment safe

Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillor Alex Wilson, whilst on a recent visit to Beaconsfield Close, was concerned to note that the end wall to the South of the Close had been knocked over, he subsequently raised the matter with the repairs team. After a couple of follow up calls, the potentially dangerous wall has been removed and replaced with a new one.

Avery Hill Park license approved

Greenwich Council's Licensing Committee last night approved the application by Greenwich Council to have a time limited license for the showing of the film Grease and to allow the playing of music and approximately 100 cars into the park to watch the film on Saturday 17 July.

Conservative councillors support Friends Group and Wildlife Ambulance at ParkFest event

All three Eltham South councillors attended theb recent ParkFest event at Avery Hill Park.  The event included performances by local groups, inlcuding the Bob Hope Theatre and the Meridian Writers.

Conservative councillors take action on proposed phone mast for Court Road


Your Conservative councillors in Eltham South have recently been made aware by Telephonica O2, of their proposal to install a mobile telecommunications base station (commonly known as a phone mast) on the corner of Middle Park Avenue and Court Road.

Worrying new data on health of the borough

The Department of Health launched the new 2010 local authority health profiles last week which showed worrying results for Greenwich.

Cllr Wilson at the Westcombe Society's Summer Picnic

Cllr Alex Wilson went along to the well attended Westcombe Society's Summer Picnic which took place in Mycenae House and Garden.

Transition Greenwich and Traffic Meeting about Greenwich Town Centre


Transition Westcombe and other Transition Towns in Greenwich are joining together to organize meetings about issues which affect a wide area, and are forming a network called Transition Greenwich.


Labour reject Conservative proposal to support Eltham’s small shops

CONSERVATIVES have condemned a decision by Greenwich Council Labour Councillors, to vote unanimously against supporting small shops in the Eltham area.    At full council (Wednesday 1st June) the Conservative’s put forward a motion, asking the Eltham Regeneration Agency to investigate the idea of creating an internet shopping facility for small shops and business in the Eltham area (including Ne

Reporting Back on June’s Full Council Meeting

It has been a busy week at the Council, with £8m of cuts decided on Monday and a full Council meeting on Wednesday.

New plan announced for Greenwich Town Centre


During the consultation at Davenport house last weekend, a number of Conservatives responded to the Council's preferred option for a one-way gyratory system clockwise on Creek Rd, Greenwich Church St, Greenwich High Rd and Norman Rd.


Among comments made to different Conservatives visiting the consultation were:


Peninsula June Action Day

Malcolm Reid (centre right) lead a team of Greenwich Conservaties out canvassing in and around Farmdale Road asking people what they thought of the recent Budget by George Osborne Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Friars Mews environmental haven saved from the bulldozers

  Eltham North Conservatives celebrated this week as the Planning Inspectorate rejected plans to build homes on an environmental haven adjacent to a sheltered housing development in Friars Mews.
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