Greenwich & Woolwich

Conservatives raise questions over M&S Woolwich exit

Local Conservatives have raised "serious questions" with the council over yesterday’s blow to Woolwich from Marks and Spencer’s decision to close its Powis Street store.

Marks and Spencer to close in Woolwich - what does this mean for Eltham?

Today the News Shopper revealed that Marks and Spencer are closing their store in Woolwich and substantially reducing their offer in Lewisham. These decisions come as Conservative warnings about the Marks and Spencer store in Eltham have been ignored by the Labour-run Greenwich Council.

Biography of Woolwich West Conservative MP Kingsley Wood published

Last week “Making the Heavens Hum: Kingsley Wood and the Art of the Possible 1881-1924” was launched. The book focuses on Kingsley Wood's early career in the social, economic and political circumstances of the time. Wood was one of the LCC Councillors for Woolwich from 1911 to 1918 and then MP for Woolwich West from 1918 to 1943.

Conservatives welcome increased services on Jubilee line

Local Conservatives have welcomed the announcement of extra services on the Jubilee line, after Transport for London (TfL) announced measures to ensure the network can cope with rising demand.

A fresh start for Greenwich - Our manifesto for the Royal Borough

Greenwich Conservatives have presented our manifesto for the 2014 local elections, which take place next week. "A fresh start for Greenwich" sets out the priorities of a Conservative administration, and our plan of action for making a positive difference for residents.

Update on Charlton Road Bridge Railing Repairs

Since a car accident that left serious damage to the Charlton Road railings local Conservative Candidate Thomas Turrell has been working with Conservative London Assembly Member Gareth Bacon to put pressure on TfL to complete the repair work.

Claimant Count Falls Again in Greenwich

Figures realised on the 16th April show that the number of people claiming benefits has again fallen in Greenwich as more people find work and unemployment continues to fall thanks to the Conservatives Long-Term Economic Plan.

Council apologises for "Misleading" criticism over Firepower museum

Greenwich Council has apologised for accusing a Conservative Councillor of "ignorance" over future plans for the Firepower Museum in Woolwich.

Firepower move a "Missed Opportunity"

The departure of the "Firepower" military museum from its Woolwich Arsenal site would be a missed opportunity, Conservatives have said.

Leaseholders struggle as service charges soar

Greenwich Conservatives are suggesting that the Labour-run Council has been steadily raising the charges faced by leaseholders over recent years leaving many of them struggling to pay the amounts demanded. Despite Council claims that average charges for leaseholders have reduced by 7% over the last three years, in one Council block in Eltham, the charges are now over £1,000 having risen by 68% over the same period.

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