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: 

Supporting clean up day in Greenwich & Blackheath

Greenwich Conservatives joined volunteers from across both Greenwich and Lewisham in a community clean up of Blackheath and the Point in Greenwich. Among the volunteers were Conservative councillors Geoff Brighty and Matt Hartley as well as the Conservative candidate in the forthcoming Greenwich West by-election Thomas Turrell.

Safer crossing at Shooters Hill Road / Stratheden Road? - TfL Proposals

Following consultation with local residents a year ago TfL has said that it will be going ahead with its proposed pedestrian and cycle improvements at the junction of the A2 Shooters Hill Road with Stratheden Road and Prince of Wales Road. As local residents know only too well it is a difficult place for pedestrians and cyclists wanting to cross and the TfL proposals are aimed at improving the situation.

Crossing time extended in Blackheath village

Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe ward, Geoff Brighty, has secured longer crossing time for Blackheath commuters. Last month Geoff contacted Transport for London (TfL) to raise the issue of the timing of the lights of the pedestrian crossing opposite Blackheath railway station.

Prime Minister announces new Free School for Greenwich

Councillor Matt Hartley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, has welcomed the news that a new Free School, Stationers’ Academy Greenwich Peninsula, has been approved. The move, announced today by the Prime Minister, will help to create more good school places in the borough, creating a ‘sister school’ to the highly successful and over-subscribed Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, whose students are celebrating record GCSE and A-Level results this year.

Council Signals Start on Old Dover Road Parking Review

After a three year delay Labour-run Greenwich Council has indicated that it may at last, and after repeated lobbying from local Conservatives and traders on Old Dover Road, be about to carry out a parking review there.

TfL Set to Finally Repair Bridges

Transport for London have announced that they will be starting repairs on the Old Dover Road and Charlton Road Bridge. For the past year the bridges have had ‘ugly’ barriers either side following a car accident on the Charlton Road bridge left serious damage to the railings in October 2013.

Driverless car trial launched on Greenwich Peninsula

Transport Minister Claire Perry and Business Secretary Vince Cable this week launched the new driverless car trial in Greenwich following the Government’s decision to invest £19million in the scheme, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in last year’s Autumn Statement.

Awards ceremony to celebrate our local schools

Greenwich Conservatives were pleased to support an event that celebrates the great work done in our local schools. The Council's Schools Celebration 2015 was an opportunity to honour those individuals who were nominated for their outstanding work to improve the outcomes for children in the borough

No more big splash in South Row?

Blackheath Westcombe Ward Conservative Councillor, Geoff Brighty, is pleased that neighbouring Lewisham Council has been working to sort out the "ponding" problem which happens after even moderate rainfall at the corner of Pond Road and South Row on the border between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Lewisham.

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