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: 

Labour up to its usual tricks

Once again Labour have used their majority on Greenwich Council to deny local Conservatives a seat on the Blackheath Joint Working Party. Labour continue to take all three of the Greenwich Council nominations despite the increase in Conservative representation following the 2006 elections.  The item was requisitioned by the Conservative Group for discussion at a recent full Greenwich Council meeting following the resignation of a local Labour member only appointed a few months ago.  

John Roan School: residents views ignored


Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Alex Wilson last night submitted a motion to Greenwich Council asking for the council to try and come up with a better solution for the future of the John Roan School.

Boris Johnson wins mayoral vote

Boris Johnson has been elected as the Conservative candidate for London Mayor. Over 20,000 people voted in the election, and Boris received 79% of the votes.

A delighted Boris said, "I'd like to thank Londoners for giving me this opportunity."

"As I visited all of London's 32 boroughs in the last few weeks, the message is loud and clear - King Newt's days are numbered."

Greenwich Council slammed for food safety

A recent report slams Greenwich Council's Labour administration for its handling of food safety in the borough.

See the full article here, from  this week's News Shopper.

300 local school children are the first to play at the o2

On Wednesday night the o2 played host to 300 primary school children from across Greenwich, who sung a number of songs to a crowd of over 15,000.

All the fun of the fair?

Following complaints by local residents about Blackheath's Bank Holiday funfairs Blackheath Westcombe Ward's Conservative Councillors took action.  As a result Greenwich Council undertook a survey of local residents most likely to be affected.   While there was a clear feeling that the traditional funfairs should continue there were concerns about noise, litter and increased traffic.

It’s Official – Report Puts Council Among The Worst In Country For Performance

CONSERVATIVES are calling for Labour Councillors to apologise to the public, after an independent review of the council's performance showed it to be among the worst in the country.

The Best Value Performance Review, looked at various measures across England, from education to street cleaning, and compared how well Greenwich is doing against other council's over the last year.

Congestion likely to get worse in Greenwich

Transport for London (TfL) have recently changed the operations times and procedures of the Blackwall Tunnel ending over 25 years of the Tidal Flow, which helped to reduce northbound congestion during the morning rush hour. This seemed to have been done hastily and was announced without the normal consultation with Greenwich Council by TfL.

Missed Opportunity for John Roan

Times are hard for John Roan School, firstly only 20% of pupils were able to achieve 5 or more A*-C grades (inc English & Maths), this is one of the worst results in the country. Greenwich is also one of the worst boroughs in the country for Education, ranked 10th from bottom out of 150 LEA's, and is at the bottom of the London League table.

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