Eltham South

Conservatives secure funding to help tackle notorious New Eltham junction

Work by Conservative councillors has secured funding to tackle one of the borough’s most notorious junction.

Weeds sprout across Greenwich as Council admits it cannot stop them

Amid concerns that Greenwich’s streets are covered in weeds, the Council has admitted that it cannot stop weeds from growing and that no one had been appointed to deal with the problem at the start of June.

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.

London Transport crime down 8.3%

New figures have shown an 8.3% decrease in the crimes committed on public transport in London compared to the year 2014-15. The figures came out as Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced the details of policing the 24 hour tube which comes into effect in September and includes the jubilee line which goes to North Greenwich. The DLR which serves Greenwich and Woolwich is also set to offer a 24 hour service.

Who should pay for the legal defence of Greenwich Time? Not me guvnor!

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare gives a view on who should be funding the Council's legal team who are being employed to defend Greenwich Time - one of only two weekly Council newspapers left in the Country.

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

Holding Southeastern trains and Network Rail to account. Minimising disruption during London Bridge station redevelopment.

The poor performance of Southeastern trains has angered many Greenwich borough residents for a considerable time. The situation has worsened since Charing Cross bound trains have stopped calling at London Bridge.

Conservatives' Living Wage Incentive Scheme becomes council policy

Conservative councillors' proposal for a Greenwich Living Wage Incentive Scheme has been adopted as official council policy, with thousands of low-paid employees in the borough set to benefit as a result. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Cllr Matt Hartley proposed the Incentive Scheme, which would see one-off Business Rate discounts for employers who commit to paying the London Living Wage of at least £9.15 an hour to all their employees, in a motion for last night's council meeting.

Labour hide new housing sites from public view

At a Council committee meeting this week Labour Councillors voted to keep private the sites that they are planning on building on. The sites include some sheltered housing planned for redevelopment in April 2013 and others like the Rochester Way and Shepherds Leas where no public mention has been made of the plans previously.

University of Greenwich to close Avery Hill Campus’ Mansion Site

It has been announced that the University of Greenwich is to close and sell off the Mansion Site section of the Avery Hill campus, mainly as a result of the move of various university Departments to the Stockwell Street development in Greenwich Town Centre.

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