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: 

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.

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.

 

Meet with your local Police in Blackheath Westcombe

Residents of Blackheath Westcombe can meet with their local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) at a series of local street briefings which are taking place in July 2010. Members of the SNT will be available at the following times:

Supporting Blackheath Shopkeepers

Conservatives and traders are concerned about the future of the shops at the Standard. The temporary closure of the library has meant the shops have seen a drop in trade. The recession and the Labour council’s rent rises, have also added to the shops problems.

Blackheath Westcombe Council Candidates campaigning in Coleraine Rd

Blackheath Westcombe Council Candidates campaigning in Coleraine Rd.

From left, Liz Drury, Alex Wilson and Geoff Brighty.

Changing Trains

Southeastern publicity for recent timetable changes promoted them as providing a better service but the picture is a mixed one locally. Off peak those using Maze Hill and Westcombe Park no longer have direct services to Charing Cross while at Blackheath although there are more off peak services, the number of trains in the crucial peak time have been cut. Southeastern say they have been obliged to do this by contractual requirements imposed by the Labour Government. A petition to the Prime Minister has produced no improvement to the service.

Huntsman Sports Club

Plans to develop the club, situated on Blackheath's Cator Estate, and its playing fields are causing concern among local residents. Conservatives have always supported the retention of the playing fields in Manor Way and Blackheath Park and the protection of their Metropolitan Open Land status.

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