Greenwich & Woolwich

Peninsula Festival failure raises new questions over taxpayers' cash

Greenwich Conservatives have expressed renewed concerns over the failure of the Peninsula Festival in North Greenwich, which was allocated £50,000 of taxpayer funding by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Council officers have now confirmed that the operators of the festival have not been able to deliver their business plan, with very small attendance at the "Live Site" big screen, and many events cancelled.

Greenwich Conservatives raise Olympic barrier concerns

Greenwich Conservatives have raised concerns over the placing of barriers on the route to the Olympic Events in Greenwich Park. Traders have complained that the barriers in the town centre and Olympic volunteers have directed spectators away from the market and other shops, leading to a fall in expected trade.

Conservatives reveal Council waste

Greenwich Conservatives have revealed that the Labour Council is wasting thousands of pounds each year on a expensive IT contract.

Alex Wilson: Boris Johnson’s Freedom Pass pledge will benefit thousands in Greenwich

Boris Johnson’s promise to protect and extend the Freedom Pass will benefit over 43,000 people in Greenwich, official figures reveal.

 

Conservatives take bold steps to save Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary Hospitals

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed news, announced on Friday, that the Coalition Government had agreed to provide extra funding to address the crippling debt crisis at South London Healthcare Trust, which includes both Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary Hospitals. 

 

Councillor questions provision for looked after children

At the latest Corporate Parenting Panel, councillors were presented with worrying new data on the educational achievement of looked after children.

In 2011 no looked after children who received alternative educational provision achieved 5 A*- C grades at GCSE, in total only 14% of looked after children as a whole in the borough achieved 5 A*- C GCSE grades.

Does the MP for Greenwich and Woolwich not like Woolwich?

On Tuesday Chairman of Greenwich Conservatives Malcolm Reid, Leader of the Conservative Group Cllr Spencer Drury and GLA Candidate Cllr Alex Wilson attended the hearings held by the Boundary Commission at Lewisham Town Hall to consult over the proposed new parliamentary constituency boundaries.

 

Greenwich Conservatives condemn violence

Greenwich Conservatives have condemned the widespread violence and looting that has affected many parts of Greenwich Borough. Shops in Woolwich have been vandalised, the Great Harry pub set on fire, and emergency services have come under attack. Other criminal incidents have been reported in Charlton, Eltham, Blackheath and other areas.

Conservatives demand answers on festival funds

Greenwich Conservatives have expressed concern about the amount of taxpayers' money being spent on this summer's Greenwich Festivals, as grants are cut to other arts groups in the Borough.

Overcrowding to become a fact of life as Greenwich fails to plan for children’s futures

At a meeting of Greenwich Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday, Labour Councillors agreed to spend in excess of £45m patching up and installing portacabins in primary schools across the borough as they searched for extra places for primary age children.

 

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