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: 

Climate camp arrives in Blackheath

Thousands of climate change protesters have settled on the Heath where they plan to make camp for a week.

General Election 1997

1 May, 1997 (All day)
Election held 1st May 1997    

Cllr A Wilson & Cllr Spencer Drury inspect graded glass put down by Greenwich Council

Cllr A Wilson & Cllr Spencer Drury inspect graded glass put down by Greenwich Council during the recent cold snap at the begining of the year. After speaking the the council the Council's Cleansweep dept has removed the glass.

The scandal of Council's Mycenae House neglect

The extent of the Council's neglect of the Mycenae House Community Centre has been starkly

Half-Marathon problems for local residents

On Sunday 5th October, half-marathon day, Stratheden Road, Vanbrugh Park, Westcombe Hill, and Mycenae Road were among the roads to be barricaded and closed off to traffic. With the closures in Woolwich and Trafalgar Roads vehicle access to or from the Westcombe area was, at times, more or less impossible.

Conservatives offer solutions to school crisis

In January 2008, national league tables for 5 A* to C grades at GCSE revealed Greenwich had the lowest pass rate in the country. Plans for a new building for St Paul's Academy are at least 3 years behind and a new John Roan school will be 5 storeys tall with a playground on the roof.

Greenwich schools face closure

The National Challenge launched by the Labour government has left at least four Greenwich secondary schools facing closure if their exam results don’t improve.

TfL help to increase train fares

Passengers from Maze Hill to London have seen the cost of their season tickets rise by 25%. Maze Hill is perhaps one of the highest local increases but it is by no means alone with fares at Westcombe Park and Blackheath also going up.

These increases are due to the introduction of zonal pricing for the South Eastern railway network in preparation for Oyster payas-you-go.


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