Greenwich Federation

What is wrong with Labour ?

Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Geoff Brighty gives his view on events within the Labour Party in Greenwich.

Eltham Lights Up but Plesaunce remains in the dark

After nearly a year of campaigning and pressure, Leader of the Conservative Group on Greenwich Council, Cllr Spencer Drury has this week won a victory in the battle to improve the lighting at the Well Hall Pleasance.

Broken light timer in Strongbow Crescent plunges residents into darkness

Eltham North Councillors have been working for residents to try and fix problems with the timer for their lights which means they are plunged into darkness on landings and stairwells after dark.

Conservative questions lead to Living Wage for Greenwich GSPlus employees

Following questions from Cllr Spencer Drury and an article on the Greenwich Conservatives website, the Labour-run Greenwich Council appears to have executed a dramatic about turn and is now saying it will pay the London Living Wage (LLW) to all employees of GSPlus (a subsidiary of Greenwich Council).

Stop and Shop Bay Extension Welcomed

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that drivers will now have an extra ten minutes to park in red route parking bays taking the time allowed to park from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.

Cllr Spencer Drury joins David Cameron in Supporting Small Business Saturday

Greenwich Conservatives are asking for the end of Greenwich Council's 'Pavement Tax' at the Council meeting tonight. This is part of a national programme to support small business which is being promoted by the Prime Minister.

Thameslink Information "Event" - too low key

Blackheath Westcombe residents who use the Greenwich line are concerned about the effect the Thameslink Programme will have on their train services and so would have welcomed the news that an information event was to be held at stations on the line. However, Blackheath Westcombe Councillor, Geoff Brighty, has said he was disappointed by what he saw at Westcombe Park Station.

Revised Lovells Wharf Proposal Rejected

Greenwich Council's Planning Board, unanimously, rejected plans to substantially increase the number of residential units and to increase the height of riverside blocks on a development already underway at Lovells Wharf.

Secretary of State backs call for greater openness in Greenwich

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has backed calls to open up Greenwich Council meetings to greater public scrutiny.

Claimant number for Job Seekers Allowance fall across Greenwich

As unemployment falls nationally Greenwich has seen the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) fall substantially. Broken down by constituency, numbers claiming JSA in Eltham have fallen 15.2% in the last quarter, with falls of 14.3% in Greenwich & Woolwich and 8.7% in Erith and Thamesmead.

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