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: 

Update on Bakerloo line extension proposal

Local Conservatives support call for Tube extension to benefit south-east London

Council to Charge for Coach Parking?

Currently coach parking in Charlton Way is free and well used by coach operators bringing tourists to the area. Some residents think they should pay, some would like to see a reduction in coach numbers. A recent report to Greenwich Council's Highways Committee referred to further work being undertaken on charging but did not make recommendations.

Welcome for pedestrian crossing upgrade by TfL

Councillor welcomes improved safety measures at busy crossing

Zac Goldsmith chosen as Conservative Mayoral Candidate

Voters across London have chosen South London MP Zac Goldsmith as the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London after Boris Johnson announced he would not for a third term.

Council may raise shop rents this year

Some traders in Old Dover Road may be facing a rent rise from the Council. Rent reviews are carried out every three years and can sometimes be controversial not only with traders but also with local residents who value the variety and service provided by our independent shops.

Westcombe Woodlands Open Day Success

The Westcombe Woodlands Open Day on Sunday 4th October was a great success helped along by a splendidly sunny early autumn day. A new access gate was formally opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an estimated 200 plus local residents took the opportunity to discover the normally closed steeply wooded area behind Seren Park Gardens.

Open Day for Westcombe Woodlands

The Friends of Westcombe Woodlands Open Day on 4th October will be a great opportunity for local residents to visit this otherwise little known and rarely frequented part of our area.

On Blackheath: Your views wanted

Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Geoff Brighty and local campaigner Thomas Turrell are asking local residents for their views on the recent On Blackheath festival and its impact on the local area.

New weekend night service for 132 bus

Transport for London have announced that as of September 12th the 132 bus will run a new night service on Fridays and Saturdays to reflect the increased demand on buses at nights.

Conservatives get tough on rogue employers

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced tough new measures to crack down on employers who do not pay their staff the statutory minimum wage. The plans will be roled out ahead of the introduction of the national living wage next year.

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