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: 

Conservatives welcome new Marks & Spencer's store

Both your local Conservative Councillors for Blackheath Westcombe were at the opening on of the new Mark

Taxes up, Services Cut, Debate Closed

At the recent Budget meeting Labour closed the important debate on the Council's Budget before the Conservatives had proposed their alternative budget which would have seen School Crossing patrols maintained, whilst at the same time increasing the number of police on our streets. The Conservatives approach would have been to cut Town Hall bureaucracy but maintain front line services.

Grab-All Labour

The Labour administration of Greenwich Council refuses to allow local Councillors seats on an important Greenwich-Lewisham committee which helps to organise the upkeep of Blackheath. Since the local elections in May 2006 there have been two Conservative Councillors in Blackheath Westcombe (Cllr Geoff Brighty and Cllr Alex Wilson), to one Labour Councillor.

Queen Mother's Tree Replaced

A tree planted on the Pond Road Estate to commemorate the Queen Mother's 100th Birthday, which unfortunately didn't survive the rigours of its SE London base, has been replaced.  Councillor Geoff Brighty, who took part in the original tree planting ceremony, was keen to see the tree replaced when he was re-elected to represent the area in May 2006. 

Cleansweep and Ingleside Gardens: The Story Continues

You may remember a story from back in August 2006, "Labour's failure with Cleansweep" and "Ingleside Gardens – An Update". After continuing discussions with Cleansweep managers, reminding them of their promise to bring Ingleside Gardens (also know locally as the "triangle") up to an acceptable standard more extensive work would appear to have been carried out.

Labour’s continuing failure towards Greenwich’s children

The latest GCSE results are now confirmed for the whole of the country and a quick look at the ra

Getting a new home for your local police?

Your two Conservative Councillors for Blackheath Westcombe are helping to find a new home for your local Safer Neighborhood Team (SNT). The SNT is currently made up of two police officers and two community support officers, who together help to tackle crime and anti-social behavior in and around Blackheath Westcombe.

New life for Blackheath Standard

Recent news reports have highlighted Marks and Spencer recent acquisition of Somerfield's store at Blackheath Standard. M&S have said that their plans are to put a food only store in Blackheath. Also they say that they will retain and retrain the 70+ staff as well as employ a further 30 people. This will be on top of revamping the store.

Greenwich has the highest Primary truancy levels

Newly released figures show that Greenwich has the highest level of Primary level truancy in London and the UK. Sadly it would appear that the situation is only getting worse, this despite the Labour government spending over £885m on its flagship "behaviour and attendance strategy" since 1997.

CrossRail not to stop at Woolwich

After the House of Commons Select Committee suggested that CrossRail should have a station at Wool

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