September 2017

Westcombe hill phone mast latest in council planning blunders

Labour-run Greenwich Council has been criticised, including by the Planning Inspectorate, for delays in processing planning applications. Now in Blackheath Westcombe there has been a major blunder by the Council over an application to put a communications mast off Siebert Road.

TfL refuse Shooters Hill Road speed camera

Campaigners in Blackheath have been left disappointed by a decision by Transport for London to refuse a request by Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives for a speed camera on Shooters Hill Road. The request follows a petition run by the local Conservatives last year regarding noisy and speeding vehicles in the area, which was signed by over 400 residents.

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.

Rat-run fears in Westcombe Park as diggers move in for IKEA

Local Conservatives in Westcombe Park have raised concerns about roads such as Westcombe Hill and Humber Road being used a ‘Rat-runs’ after the new IKEA store in Charlton is finished

Labour wastes another £50,000 on Greenwich Council planning chaos

Labour-run Greenwich Council is set to spend £50,000 of taxpayer funds by hiring external consultants at £45 an hour to resolve problems in the council’s Planning Department.

Advert screens at Sun-in-the-Sands blamed for driver distraction

The Blackheath Westcombe ward team have been working with Conservatives on the London Assembly regarding the TfL's LED advertising screens over the A1/A102 at the Sun-in-the-Sands.
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