Greenwich & Woolwich

Council leaves future for war memorials open to question

A motion from Conservative Councillors led by Cllr Spencer Drury and Cllr John Hillshas been ignored as Labour-run Greenwich Council has refused to publish or prepare a timetable for the restoration of the borough’s war memorials despite the Centenary of World War One starting in 2014.

Survey reveals high level of mould and damp in council housing

A Conservative survey of council flats in Eltham North ward has revealed that over half of Council tower block flats are suffering from mould as a result of poor maintenance.

Council destroying High Streets while increasing residents parking profits

Data published today by independent charity the RAC Foundation has revealed that Greenwich Council has again increased its parking profits paid by residents this year. For the last three years parking charges and the cost of permits have more than doubled or trebled, and in some places charges in Eltham have gone up by 280%. In that time the council's profits from parking have soared by over 90%.

Conservatives urge residents to support an ‘Urgent Care Centre’ in Eltham

Despite having the idea of including an “Urgent Care Centre” (or Minor Injuries Unit) in the new Eltham Community Hospital rejected by the Labour Council in July this year, Conservatives are urging residents to respond to the “Right Care, First Time” consultation where the option is being actively considered.

Small Business Saturday Raised £468 million

2014 Conservative Candidate for Blackheath Westcombe Thomas Turrell welcomes the news that Small Business Saturday UK raised £468 million for small businesses across the UK. An Average of £33 per head.

Enforcing 20mph on Westcombe Hill - 80% exceed the speed limit

Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Geoff Brighty presented a petition, organised by the local Neighbourhood Watch group, asking Greenwich Council to take action to ensure that the 20mph speed limit on Westcombe Hill is more effectively enforced. Having handed in the petition at the July Council meeting the Council’s Traffic Officers reported in the autumn, firstly to the Highways Committee and then back to the next full Council meeting and Geoff spoke in support of residents concerns on both occasions.

Christmas Social Evening

Sunday, 8 December, 2013 - 22:33 to Saturday, 14 December, 2013 - 20:00
There will be a Social Evening for member at the Woodcroft Conservative Club (252 Eltham High Street) from 7.30pm on Saturday 14th December. Please phone Deputy Chairman Maureen Burgess on 07913 012886 or email her at maureen-burgess@sky.com to confirm if you would like to attend.

What is wrong with Labour ?

Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Geoff Brighty gives his view on events within the Labour Party in Greenwich.

Supporting Small Business Saturday

2014 Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Candidate Thomas Turrell has been out promoting Small Business Saturday, which will take place on the 7th December, on the Royal Standard and has been speaking with local traders there. This weekend is the busiest shopping weekend of the year with many shoppers heading out to do their Christmas shopping? Small Business Saturday has already proven to be hugely successful in America.

Conservative questions lead to Living Wage for Greenwich GSPlus employees

Following questions from Cllr Spencer Drury and an article on the Greenwich Conservatives website, the Labour-run Greenwich Council appears to have executed a dramatic about turn and is now saying it will pay the London Living Wage (LLW) to all employees of GSPlus (a subsidiary of Greenwich Council).

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