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: 

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.

Plans change for the John Roan

The long planned move of the John Roan School to the Peninsula has been halted. The School Governors decided that as there was no definitive timetable for the completion of the school that the school will stay on its current sites.

Government requirements reduce train services from Blackheath

In response to enquiries from local resdients about problems with the changes to the train timetables at Blackheath Station, Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich and Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury commented:
"Local Conservatives have been raising issues over these changes for some time, but South East Trains (SET) did their best to hide the true impact at Blackheath by distorting the amount of trains moving from one time (peak or off-peak) to another, which made it difficult to figure out exactly what the impact would be.

More spin on the Railways

It is two years since local Conservatives highlighted the 24.5% increase in annual season ticket prices to Maze Hill. Now Southeastern trains are removing the direct service from London Charing Cross during the evening rush hour – starting 13th Dec from 18.34 until 21.26 there will be no  direct services serving Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill or Westcome Park stations.

Lido shambles continues

After the Council's failure to agree to public pressure to reopen the Lido earlier this Summer, Cllr Graeme Coombes sought a meeting with Council Officers to clarify the situation. This meeting raised more questions than it answered, and despite the closure, no work is taking place at the Lido with no prospect of anything happening in the near future.

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