Blackheath Westcombe

Local Conservative councillor, Geoff Brighty, holds regular advice surgeries. You can attend one of these surgeries on the first Monday of each month between 6pm and 7pm at Blackheath Library on Old Dover Road. 

Your local Conservative Action Team: Councillor Geoff Brighty, Malcolm Reid and Thomas Turrell. 

You can follow keep up-to-date with the team's work social media, by liking our facebook page @BWConservatives and following us on twitter @BW_WardTeam

See below for news and updates from the team: 

Music event on Blackheath

The decision by Lewisham Council's Licensing Committee to allow a two day music event on their part of Blackheath in 2011 - and every year thereafter - has astonished many local residents. An appeal has been launched against the decision and is scheduled to be heard starting on 3rd March at Bromley Magistrates Court.

Changes to Greenwich Council Planning Committee

Planning Changes

At Council on 26th January Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillors spoke against an increase in the number of objections from two to eight needed to trigger referral of applications to Planning Committees  The intention is to save money. 

Supporting Friends Group at Mycenae House

Blackeath Westcombe Councillors Geoff Brighty and Alex Wilson are supporting moves to set up a Friends Group for the gardens at Mycenae House.  There have been concerns about the future of the popular local open space since Greenwich Council allowed a block of flats to be built next to Mycenae House. They were at a very well attended meeting recently where local residents discussed the benefits a

Roadworks for Blackheath Village - UPDATE

As an update to our story about the planned Blackheath Roadworks taking place outside the train station in Blackheath Village. An update from neighboring Lewisham Council states that the roadworks will now start at 7pm Monday 7th February 2011 and should continue for 5 days.

Report back on January's Council Meeting

The January Council meeting felt a lot like the calm before the storm as the proposed Council budget is bought before members in the next month (or so, as the date keeps being shifted).  There were serious items on the agenda and some which were relatively uncontroversial. 

 

Planned Roadworks for Blackheath Village

There will be major road works outside the Blackheath Railway station in the village starting on Monday 31st January and these should last 5 days.

Blackheath Westcombe Local Police Meeting Jan 2011

On Wednesday evening I attended the quarterly Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) meeting where all the local chairs of neighbourhood watch teams along with the local ward police and community support officers along with Councillors get together to discuss community safety over the last 3 months.

Councillors Wilson & Brighty attend the opening of the expanded Playground in Chiswell Sq

Councillors Alex Wilson (left) and Geoff Brighty (right) at the opening of the expanded playground in Chiswell Square. The expanded playground provides an adventure assult course for older children whilst the main playground provides playspace for younger children.

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

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