Greenwich West

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.

Olympics may shut local roads

Conservatives have responded to government proposals to close roads across Greenwich and Woolwich during the Olympics. The proposals cover roads around and between the shooting events in Woolwich and the equestrian competition in Greenwich Park.

Working with TfL on A2 closure

Greenwich Conservatives have been working with Transport for London (TfL) to ensure that the  roadworks on the A2 are completed as quickly as possible. They wrote to residents across Greenwich and Charlton about the disruption and have been passing on residents’ views to Boris and the Greater London Authority.

 

Spencer and Greenwich West Campaign Team member Simon Gallie out canvassing on Saturday

On Saturday Greenwich West Conservatives carried out a survey to see how people in their area had been hit by the recession.  The results were fascinating and in addition, there was substantial comment about the traffic problems in the area at present.

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