Greenwich Federation

Council admits £120,000 gamble on Greenwich Time legal challenge

Labour-run Greenwich council has been forced to admit publicly that it expects to spend £120,000 of taxpayers’ money on its legal challenge to rescue its controversial Greenwich Time propaganda newspaper – and that more than £30,000 has been spent already.

Mayor of London considers expanding Cycle Hire scheme to Greenwich

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he is considering expanding the Santander Cycle Hire scheme to Greenwich, in response to lobbying from Greenwich Conservative councillors and London Assembly Member Andrew Boff.

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.

New Leader of the Opposition in Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have unanimously elected Councillor Matt Hartley as the new Leader of the Opposition in the Royal Borough, with Councillor Mark Elliott elected Deputy Leader and Councillor Geoff Brighty re-elected as Opposition Whip.

General Election results

The voting is over and the counting is done - and we would like to thank everyone in Greenwich who voted Conservative in last week's General Election, and the council by-election in Greenwich West ward held on the same day.

Supporting clean up day in Greenwich & Blackheath

Greenwich Conservatives joined volunteers from across both Greenwich and Lewisham in a community clean up of Blackheath and the Point in Greenwich. Among the volunteers were Conservative councillors Geoff Brighty and Matt Hartley as well as the Conservative candidate in the forthcoming Greenwich West by-election Thomas Turrell.

Safer crossing at Shooters Hill Road / Stratheden Road? - TfL Proposals

Following consultation with local residents a year ago TfL has said that it will be going ahead with its proposed pedestrian and cycle improvements at the junction of the A2 Shooters Hill Road with Stratheden Road and Prince of Wales Road. As local residents know only too well it is a difficult place for pedestrians and cyclists wanting to cross and the TfL proposals are aimed at improving the situation.

Crossing time extended in Blackheath village

Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe ward, Geoff Brighty, has secured longer crossing time for Blackheath commuters. Last month Geoff contacted Transport for London (TfL) to raise the issue of the timing of the lights of the pedestrian crossing opposite Blackheath railway station.

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.

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