Greenwich & Woolwich

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.

 

Celebrating Greenwich's new Scout District

Councillor Nigel Fletcher, Deputy Leader of Greenwich Conservatives, attends the Scouts' "Hullabaloo" fun day at Blackheath Rugby Club, Kidbrooke Lane. The event marked the formation of Greenwich's new Borough-wide Scout District, combining Scout groups from Greenwich, Woolwich and Eltham.

Police focus to shift from gangs to serious youth crime

At Tuesday’s Safer and Stronger Community meeting in the Woolwich Town Hall Councillors received a report from the Violent and Organised Crime Unit (VOCU) which is funded by the Council but part of the Greenwich Police force.  Conservatives have backed the VOCU in the Council’s budget and were pleased to hear about its success to date.

 

Conservative government frees Council from target-driven strait-jacket

At the Overview and Scrutiny meeting on Thursday evening (10th March), Conservative Councillors welcomed the end to many of the targets which the previous Labour government had set to measure the efficiency of Councils.

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