Greenwich & Woolwich

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.

Prime Minister announces new Free School for Greenwich

Councillor Matt Hartley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, has welcomed the news that a new Free School, Stationers’ Academy Greenwich Peninsula, has been approved. The move, announced today by the Prime Minister, will help to create more good school places in the borough, creating a ‘sister school’ to the highly successful and over-subscribed Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, whose students are celebrating record GCSE and A-Level results this year.

Council Signals Start on Old Dover Road Parking Review

After a three year delay Labour-run Greenwich Council has indicated that it may at last, and after repeated lobbying from local Conservatives and traders on Old Dover Road, be about to carry out a parking review there.

TfL Set to Finally Repair Bridges

Transport for London have announced that they will be starting repairs on the Old Dover Road and Charlton Road Bridge. For the past year the bridges have had ‘ugly’ barriers either side following a car accident on the Charlton Road bridge left serious damage to the railings in October 2013.

Driverless car trial launched on Greenwich Peninsula

Transport Minister Claire Perry and Business Secretary Vince Cable this week launched the new driverless car trial in Greenwich following the Government’s decision to invest £19million in the scheme, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in last year’s Autumn Statement.

Awards ceremony to celebrate our local schools

Greenwich Conservatives were pleased to support an event that celebrates the great work done in our local schools. The Council's Schools Celebration 2015 was an opportunity to honour those individuals who were nominated for their outstanding work to improve the outcomes for children in the borough

Reprieve for popular our of hours service Grabadoc

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed news announced today that NHS Greenwich CCG had agreed to ‘rewind’ the tendering process for urgent care and out of hours medical services in the Borough as a result of an error during the previous process. Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury raised serious questions about the process and asked the CCG and Labour Council to review it.

Greenwich GCSE results a ‘mixed bag’

Greenwich’s GCSE results reveal a mixed picture for summer 2014, with the general 5A*to C including English and Maths measure falling 6% on the previous year, while the more academic English Baccalaureate rose by 2% to a record 25.6%.

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