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: 

Westcombe Hill Traffic

Following concerns expressed by local residents about traffic speeding on Westcombe Hill Councillor Geoff Brighty arranged a meeting with the Council's Highways Officers to discuss the issue.

Future still uncertain for Mycenae House Gardens

At the General Purposes Committee on the morning of Monday 12th November 2007 the Labour administration ignored the views of the many local residents who had turned up to express their concern over the plans for Mycenae House. Over 150 people had written into the council to express their concern and over 30 people turned up at the meeting on a Monday morning to find out if the Mycenae House grounds could be turned into a "Town or Village Green". This would have secured public access and allow future generations the enjoyment of the grounds.

Westcombe Society Christmas Bazaar

Your local Conservative Councillors Geoff Brighty and Alex Wilson attended the Westcombe Society Christmas Bazaar. As always there was an impressive turn out of local businesses and also an appearance by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo Illastrator).

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.

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