Blackheath Westcombe

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

Remember you have 3 votes on the 3rd May. 

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: 

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.

You Decide: Greenwich residents invited to choose Conservative London Mayor Candidate

Voters in Greenwich are invited to vote in the Conservatives open primary to select the party’s Mayoral candidate regardless of whether they are Conservative supporters or not. Anyone wishing to take part in the process must pay a £1 registration fee and be on the electoral role in Greenwich. Current Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who was chosen by the public to be the Conservative candidate in 2007, has announced he is to stand down at the election in May 2016.

Repair and improve Sun-in-the-sands roundabout

Assembly Member Gareth Bacon joins in call for faster action on Blackheath roundabout

Drop off "nightmare" in St Germans Place

Geoff Brighty, Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe Ward, is consulting residents in St Germans Place about proposals to try to reduce parking and to prevent damage to the Heath.

Fires in London at lowest rate since 1966

The number of fires recorded in London is now at its lowest level since records began thanks to the fire prevention work by the London Fire Brigade (LFB). The figures also show that the number of people killed by fires in London has halved in the last five years and is now at its lowest level since the millennium.

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