Greenwich West

Pedestrianisation of Greenwich Town Centre

The Labour Councils plans for the pedestrianisation of Greenwich Town Centre appear to be yet another poorly thought out scheme related to the 2012 Olympic games.

Although the current layout of the centre is not the greatest, the proposed changes would make the situation considerably worse.

More spin on the Railways

It is two years since local Conservatives highlighted the 24.5% increase in annual season ticket prices to Maze Hill. Now Southeastern trains are removing the direct service from London Charing Cross during the evening rush hour – starting 13th Dec from 18.34 until 21.26 there will be no  direct services serving Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill or Westcome Park stations.

Deptford and Lewisham hit as Charlotte Turner closes

In September, children who previously attended the newly built Charlotte Turner School in Deptford have been faced with having to move to new schools as Greenwich Council had  taken the decision to close their one.

Cleaning up Greenwich

Greenwich West resident, Mary Harris, writes: “Residents deserve to live in a clean and tidy environment.

Olympics and Greenwich Park

As the process of planning for the Olympics in Greenwich Park moves forward, local Conservatives have been fighting to ensure no damage is done by the events and there are long-term benefits to the borough. Simon Gallie

Greenwich Market Saved

In August, the Council’s Planning Board unanimously rejected plans to redevelop Greenwich Market by ripping up the cobbles, replacing a range of historic buildings with a modern bog-standard 5-storey hotel - completely out of character with the rest of historic Greenwich.

General Election 1997

Date: 
1 May, 1997 (All day)
Election held 1st May 1997    
     

Canvassing on the Coldbath Estate

Last weekend Spencer joined Greenwich West Conservatives - including Mary Harries (third from left) and Simon Gallie (fifth from left) - as they canvassed opinion on the Coldbath Estate.  In particular, Conservatives asked about the building of new homes on the site of old garages (shown in the picture behind the group) which had been agreed but where residents seemed not to have been consulted.  In general there appeared to be widespread support for the idea, although there were people concerned about parking, about the lack of a community centre and who would be allocated the home

Council to close Charlotte Turner primary school

In January Labour decided to consult on whether to close Charlotte Turner School in Deptford which had just been placed in Special Measures. The response to the consultation was overwhelming, with only 1 of 156 responses agreeing with the closure. However, the Labour Party decided to ignore the consultation and press ahead with the closure.

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