Greenwich & Woolwich

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.

Geoff and Thomas Back Space for Cycling in Blackheath Westcombe

2014 Conservative Candidates for Blackheath Westcombe ward Cllr Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell have both given their support for the ‘Space for Cycling Campaign’ which aims to make the roads in the ward safer for cyclists.

Blackheath Litter Pick

Lewisham and Greenwich Councils organised a spring clean on Blackheath following an initiative from the Mayor of London.

Coalition Government forces Labour Councillors to end £100,000 pensions perk

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed the news that the government has decided to end Councillors’ gold-plated pensions which cost Council Tax payers in Greenwich £100,000 each year. For the last two years Conservative Councillors have proposed the ending of pensions for sitting Councillors, but despite arguing that cuts were forcing them to make difficult decisions, Labour Councillors voted unanimously to keep their expensive perk.

Conservatives attend Christian Life Fellowship Political Forum

On Sunday Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury and Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Alex Wilson attended a service and political forum with the Christian Life Fellowship based at The Borough Hall on Royal Hill. Spencer is pictured here with Pastor Joseph Boadu.

'Siege of Westcombe' is Over as Run to the Beat is cancelled

A demand for a five year deal appears to have caused the cancellation of the Run to the Beat Half Marathon event which caused residents in the north of the Borough such inconvenience each year. Blackheath Councillor Geoff Brighty has worked to stop the event causing residents such inconveience and Eltham Councillor and runner Matt Clare is disappointed Greenwich Council have not been able to make a success of the event.

Huntsman Appeal Decision

Many Cator Estate residents will have been pleased to hear that, following a lengthy public inquiry, the Planning Inspector has dismissed the developer's appeal and refused planning permission for the current proposed development on the site.

Concerns Raised over use of Blackheath

Councillor Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell attended the public meeting of the Blackheath Joint Working Party. At the meeting local residents voiced their concerns about the use of the heath after it emerged that Lewisham Council have given permission to two large festivals on the heath next year, both expecting to attract up to 15,000 people a day.

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