Greenwich Federation

Congratulations to Theresa May and her new Cabinet

Greenwich Conservatives would like to send our congratulations to the new Prime Minister and her Cabinet, and our thanks to former Prime Minister David Cameron for his achievements over 11 years as Leader of the Conservative Party.

Labour councillors under fire for “shameless” £384,000 magazine

Conservative councillors have criticised Greenwich Council’s attempt to replace its controversial weekly newspaper Greenwich Time with a fortnightly magazine called Greenwich Info. The decision, set to cost the taxpayer £384,000, has been ‘called in’ by Councillors Matt Hartley and Spencer Drury for scrutiny.

Final edition of Greenwich Time raises budget questions

Greenwich Council has published the last ever edition of Greenwich Time, after losing a costly legal battle to save the weekly paper. Labour councillors, who have been strongly criticised for wasting £80,072 on the legal challenge, are now facing questions on how the nearly £600,000 a year net cost of Greenwich Time will now be spent.

Conservatives call for u-turn on unlocked parks plan

Conservative councillors have called on Greenwich Council to scrap new plans to leave seven parks in the borough unlocked 24 hours a day, after it emerged park gates will not be locked over the summer on a trial basis.

Blackheath Events - Council Back Down on Multiple Application

Following the withdrawal of the permanent, blanket-style licence application for up to 5 events and 60 days a year on Circus Field, proposed by Greenwich Council, the first one-off licence application was submitted within days and has now been approved.

Bus service lobbying continues

Conservative councillor, Geoff Brighty, is continuing to press TfL for a better bus service in the north of the borough.

Welcome for Greenwich Park Access Study

Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillor Geoff Brighty has welcomed a proposed study by Greenwich Council and Royal Parks into a variety of issues affecting Greenwich Park's Blackheath Gate in Charlton Way.

Councillor sows the seeds of change on allotment concession charges

Greenwich Council has decided to reintroduce concessionary rates for pensioners following questions from Eltham Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury. The U-turn was confirmed following Spencer raising the issue at both the January and February meetings of the Council.

Conservatives propose alternative to Council Tax rise

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will vote against Labour plans to increase Council Tax in the borough by 1.99% this evening, instead proposing a fully-costed alternative that would see increased funding for a key scheme to help people into work. The meeting will be the first to be streamed live via the web.

Conservatives to call for public apology for Greenwich Time legal bid

Opposition Conservative councillors will propose a motion at Wednesday’s Greenwich Council meeting calling for Labour Leader Denise Hyland to issue a public apology for wasting more than £48,000 on the Council’s failed legal bid to save its Greenwich Time newspaper.

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