Greenwich & Woolwich

Thameslink Information "Event" - too low key

Blackheath Westcombe residents who use the Greenwich line are concerned about the effect the Thameslink Programme will have on their train services and so would have welcomed the news that an information event was to be held at stations on the line. However, Blackheath Westcombe Councillor, Geoff Brighty, has said he was disappointed by what he saw at Westcombe Park Station.

Revised Lovells Wharf Proposal Rejected

Greenwich Council's Planning Board, unanimously, rejected plans to substantially increase the number of residential units and to increase the height of riverside blocks on a development already underway at Lovells Wharf.

Secretary of State backs call for greater openness in Greenwich

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has backed calls to open up Greenwich Council meetings to greater public scrutiny.

Claimant number for Job Seekers Allowance fall across Greenwich

As unemployment falls nationally Greenwich has seen the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) fall substantially. Broken down by constituency, numbers claiming JSA in Eltham have fallen 15.2% in the last quarter, with falls of 14.3% in Greenwich & Woolwich and 8.7% in Erith and Thamesmead.

Conservatives Attend Air Pollution Public Meeting

Wednesday evening (16th October) Deputy Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Nigel Fletcher and 2014 Conservative Candidate for Blackheath Westcombe Thomas Turrell attended the ‘No to Silvertown Tunnel’ public meeting to listen to the evidence against the tunnel.

Unemployment Falls Again

More good news on the economy came this week with news that unemployment has again fallen. The national unemployment rate is currently 7.7%, which is a drop of 240,000 in unemployment.

Labour's Hypocrisy on Zero-Hour Contracts

Greenwich Labour Councillors have attacked the use of zero hour contracts, despite the fact that Labour-controlled Greenwich Council itself uses them.

Tea and Cake in Eltham

Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 14:00
On Saturday Eltham North ward Conservatives will be hosting a tea and cake in the afternoon event at 2 Westmount Road. £5 for entry - please do join us. The event starts at 2pm and finishes at 4.30pm. If you would like the opportunity to meet with local Councillors please do join us.

Why democracy doesn’t work in Greenwich

A report back from Conservative Group Leader Spencer Drury on the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday. Much like the meeting, this is long, complicated and doesn't leave you feeling better at the end of it.

Canvassing in Blackheath Westcombe

Conservatives from across Greenwich came to show support for the 2014 Conservative Action Team in Blackheath Westcombe Cllr Geoff Brighty, Laela Pakpour Tabrizi and Thomas Turrell.

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