Blackheath Westcombe

Your Conservative Council Candidates: Councillor Geoff Brighty, Malcolm Reid & Thomas Turrell. 

Remember you have 3 votes on the 3rd May. 

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See below for news and updates from the team: 

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 reveale

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.

Heathrow expansion plans

The Government launched its consultation on the expansion of Heathrow last November and the closing date for objections is fast approaching.  More profit for the airport and airlines is a key motivation behind the plans. 

John Roan GCSE grades out

John Roan Secondary schools GCSE's results are out and despite the hard work of pupils it would appear that the council has once again let down the children. 34% of pupils at John Roan School were able to achieve 5 A* to C Grades at GCSE including the all important English and Maths grades, this is in comparison to 46.7% nationally.

More Noise from Heathrow?

Residents in Greenwich and Blackheath are worried that Government proposals to expand Heathrow could lead to more noise over the area.  A consultation paper on expanding the airport includes plans for a new runway, a big increase in flights and planes coming in lower over SE London on their approach to Heathrow. 

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