Greenwich Federation

Government puts limit on Council’s leaseholder charges

Cllr Spencer Drury, Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham has welcomed a new law that will cap the amount councils can charge leaseholders for future repairs to their homes.

Big falls in unemployment across Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed new official figures this week showing big falls in unemployment across Greenwich.

In the Eltham parliamentary constituency there are now 767 fewer people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance than in July 2010, a fall of 34%. In Greenwich and Woolwich, there are now 1,024 fewer claimants, down 30% in the same period.

Transport for London pledge action on overcrowded 108 bus route

Earlier this year local Conservative campaigner Thomas Turrell launched a new campaign to increase bus capacity between North Greenwich and the Blackheath Royal Standard. Last week Thomas met with Transport for London’s (TfL) Mike Weston, Director of Buses, John Barry, Head of Network Development, and a member of John Barry’s team to raise the issue.

Conservative reforms lead to 49 additional PCs for Greenwich

Rising police numbers across Greenwich confirmed as Labour's claims of cuts revealed to be deeply misleading. Minutes of a council meeting in March confirm have confirmed that the implementation of the ‘Local Policing Model’ has led to an additional 49 Police Constables in the Borough.

New 'maths hubs' will make a real difference across Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed the news that several schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are to benefit from the government's new 'maths hub' scheme, the details of which were announced yesterday by the Department for Education.

After the Dear Leader: Glasnost or a Kim-Jong Un style crackdown on democratic opposition in Greenwich?

Was the first meeting of Greenwich Council the start of a new, more open and positive era under new Leader Cllr Denise Hyland or a taste of even more partisan politics under the new intake of Labour Councillors with the goal of Greenwich becoming a 'one party state' in the mould of Newham or Barking & Dagenham? (Where every councillors is Labour)

Secretive Council refuses to publish Greenwich Time defence

Greenwich Council have refused to publish their defence to Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) of their propaganda rag ‘Greenwich Time’

The results are in...

The results of the Royal Borough of Greenwich council elections are in, after a marathon all-day Count held at the Waterfront Leisure Centre, Woolwich on Friday.

Local Conservative Leader meets with Cabinet Minister over flood victims

Last week Conservative Councillor and Parliamentary Candidate Spencer Drury met with Secretary of State Owen Paterson to raise concerns over the treatment of Eltham's flood victims by insurance companies. Spencer presented Mr Paterson with a note from residents and a letter summarising his concerns over the way residents had been treated.

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