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: 

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.

Alex Wilson

Alex served as a Conservative councillor Blackheath Westcombe ward from 2006 to 2014, including a spell as Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Alex has lived in Blackheath Westcombe since he was a child. He went to Halstow Primary School and then he moved to John Roan Secondary School where he studied for his GCSE's. For his A Levels Alex moved to Colfe's School.

Conservatives’ action over event

Following last year’s ‘Run to the Beat’ half-marathon, Cllr Geoff Brighty raised concerns about the chaos caused by road closures and a lack of information to residents. This has led to a commitment that better information will be provided in 2009, with a letter to residents with full road closure details, alternative routes, timings and pre-event and on the day contact details.

Geoff Brighty

Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe ward
Geoff has been a Conservative Councillor in Greenwich since 1982 and has represented Blackheath Westcombe Ward, where he has lived most of his life, since 2006. Geoff serves on the Planning Board, Greenwich Area Planning Committee the Licensing Committee and the General Purposes Committee and is currently the Opposition Whip.
Phone number: 
020 8921 5663
Town Hall, Wellington St, London SE18 6PW

Greenwich Market Saved

In August, the Council’s Planning Board unanimously rejected plans to redevelop Greenwich Market by ripping up the cobbles, replacing a range of historic buildings with a modern bog-standard 5-storey hotel - completely out of character with the rest of historic Greenwich.

Conservatives lead protest over Lido summer closure

Greenwich Conservatives have expressed anger at the Labour Council’s decision to close  Hornfair Lido for the school summer holidays. In July, local Conservatives, led by Parliamentary Candidate Spencer Drury presented a petition to Council and called for the reopening of the Lido for August – a call rejected by Charlton’s Labour Councillors.

Conservatives support Old Dover Road shops

Local Conservatives have been supporting traders in the Old Dover Road Shopping Parade.  Last time, Greenwich Council raised the rent by an unacceptable 40%. Conservatives are calling for a rent freeze this year, to help Blackheath small businesses.

Spencer visits Charlton Lido

During the Summer, when the Lido was closed to the public, Cllr Spencer Drury (Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich) visited the Blackheath based swimming club which used the pool on a regular basis.


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