Charlton

Hornfair Park shows Greenwich Labour’s neglect

Local residents will have noticed that the Council opened a new BMX track at Hornfair Park at the start of September; however, Greenwich Conservatives Leader Councillor Spencer Drury writes that the park tells visitors much more about what is wrong with Labour’s policy for parks around our borough. 

Plans for Hornfair Lido sink without trace

The Labour Council’s plans for a £10m investment in the Charlton Lido lay in tatters this week after Greenwich Conservatives Leader Spencer Drury forced them to admit in public that the development would not go ahead as planned.

Labour makes tenants suffer a long, cold winter

Labour tenants waiting for decent homes upgrades had to suffer during the recent long, cold winter. Residents reported to Charlton's conservative council candidates that they had waited so long for double-glazing that they had to use masking tape to exclude drafts in their single-glazed windows.

Conservatives protest over tennis courts

With the London Olympics around the corner, you would think that the Labour council would be making the most of its sports facilities. However, their track record at providing and maintaining facilities for young people interested in sport is woeful. Last summer, Labour did a disservice to Charlton's residents by closing the Lido unnecessarily.

Conservatives meet with police & residents

In January, Charlton’s Conservative team joined residents and the ward’s Safer Neighbourhood Team to discuss problems in the area. Issues raised included Lorries using residential roads, increased burglaries and anti-social behaviour. Residents of Eastcombe Avenue and Bramshot Avenue in particular are worried about the effects of large lorries using these streets to get to the car compound at the rear of Bramshot Avenue. Not only is Eastcombe Avenue used by lorries, it is also used as a rat-run.

Charlton Council Candidates 2010

Conservative Candidates for Charlton Ward 2010.

From right, Richard Shackleton, James Garry, and Louis McClean Wait

James Garry protests over building

Charlton Conservatives have written to the Planning Inspectorate to register residents’ objections to a proposal to develop 209 flats up to six storeys high at the rear of 40 Victoria Way. This development would affect residents of Victoria Way, Eastcombe Avenue and surrounding streets. Planning permissions has been refused several times for this development.

Charlton Post Office: Update

Earlier this month, Charlton Conservatives opposed the extension to Charlton Church Lane post office.  The planning committee approved the building of flats on top of the post office and offered the developers, without solicitation, twenty days to complete the building works when they only requested two weeks.

Labour council fails its tenants

Charlton Conservatives recently visited St. Pauls Close, Fairfield Grove, where council tenants are awaiting works to standardise them according to the Decent Homes scheme.

Residents expressed dissatisfaction at the length of time the works have taken to start.  James Garry was shown examples of homes which the council has allowed to fall into a shocking state of disrepair.

Conservatives concerned over Charlton Church Lane post office

Charlton Conservative James Garry attended the Woolwich & Thamesmead Planning & Environment Committee to monitor the Committee's decision on the development of Charlton Church Lane post office to accommodate flats above the Post Office.  The meeting took place on the 3rd of March 2010.

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