Greenwich & Woolwich

Why democracy doesn’t work in Greenwich

A report back from Conservative Group Leader Spencer Drury on the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday. Much like the meeting, this is long, complicated and doesn't leave you feeling better at the end of it.

Canvassing in Blackheath Westcombe

Conservatives from across Greenwich came to show support for the 2014 Conservative Action Team in Blackheath Westcombe Cllr Geoff Brighty, Laela Pakpour Tabrizi and Thomas Turrell.

Conservatives Attend Great Get Together in Woolwich

Representatives of Greenwich Conservatives attend the Great Get Together held in Woolwich for Armed Forces Day 2013.

Standing up for Woolwich Fire Station

Greenwich Conservatives have attended a meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Fire Service in Greenwich, and have restated their opposition to the closure of Woolwich Fire Station.

Continuing Support for Local Businesses on the Royal Standard

Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives have been continuing their support for local businesses based on the Blackheath Royal Standard. Recently ward Councillor Geoff Brighty and Deputy Chairman of Greenwich Conservatives Thomas Turrell attended the Annual General Meeting of the Blackheath Royal Standard Business and Traders Association. Cllr Brighty has also achieved a rent freeze for the shops on the Royal Standard.

Woolwich attack: Community must remain united

Greenwich Conservatives condemn the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, and join calls for the community to remain united following the attack.

Council outlines vision for Woolwich but can’t answer ‘What went wrong’ in Eltham?

At a Council meeting this week, Councillors discussed plans for development on the Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich and in Charlton, but were left asking ‘what went wrong’ in Eltham.

Conservatives condemn plans for giant tower blocks in Woolwich Arsenal

As the Planning Committee approves six 21 storey blocks alongside the Woolwich Arsenal, Conservatives question whether the Council really has any vision for our borough beyond yet more flats.

Community Action - locals clear up at the Standard

Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Geoff Brighty joined an enthusiastic team of volunteers (including Chair of Kidbrooke with Hornfair Conservatives, Toni Hale) on Saturday to start cleaning up the area behind the Stratheden Parade shops which for a long time has been an eyesore for residents.

Labour put party politics before defending Woolwich Fire Station

At the late March Council meeting the Labour Party rejected Conservative attempts to reach a cross-party agreement on opposing the closure of Woolwich Fire Station in favour of political point-scoring. Conservatives fear that residents of the borough will suffer as a result of this poor decision making and irresponsible behaviour.

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