Greenwich West

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like Eltham High Street and the Blackheath Royal Standard.

Labour put party politics before defending Woolwich Fire Station

At the late March Council meeting the Labour Party rejected Conservative attempts to reach a cross-party agreement on opposing the closure of Woolwich Fire Station in favour of political point-scoring. Conservatives fear that residents of the borough will suffer as a result of this poor decision making and irresponsible behaviour.

Reviewing progress in Greenwich Park

On Saturday Cllrs Geoff Brighty and Spencer Drury met with Greenwich Park Manager Graham Dear to review the progress being made in restoring the grounds after the Olympics.

Labour’s policies hit our High Street shops

Conservatives are calling for Labour to change its decision to hike car parking charges yet again, after fears that they are seriously damaging High Streets around Greenwich.

Improvements to Greenwich Park

During 14 Jan to 28 March Royal Greenwich Park will see a number of refurbishment works which will also result in the park being closed to traffic during this time.

Blackheath Conservatives review Greenwich Park post Games

Today Blackheath Westcombe ward Councillors Alex Wilson and Geoff Brighty enjoyed a tour of Greenwich Park with Graham Dear of the Royal Parks to review the restoration areas which had been used for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Foot tunnels refurb project over budget and still unfinished after two and a half years

Conservatives have branded the Council as incompetent after the refurbishment project of the Greenwich Foot Tunnels is unfinished, over budget and currently at a standstill after two and a half years.

Greenwich Conservatives raise Olympic barrier concerns

Greenwich Conservatives have raised concerns over the placing of barriers on the route to the Olympic Events in Greenwich Park. Traders have complained that the barriers in the town centre and Olympic volunteers have directed spectators away from the market and other shops, leading to a fall in expected trade.

Olympic road closures for Greenwich announced

The organisers of the London Olympics have made public the expected sets of road closure across the capital for each day of the games. 

Delays and indecision over gyratory plan

The Council’s plan to introduce a Greenwich gyratory system and pedestrianise two sides of the market has run into trouble over the massive increase in traffic on residential roads that this would cause. 

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