Kidbrooke with Hornfair

Overcrowding to become a fact of life as Greenwich fails to plan for children’s futures

At a meeting of Greenwich Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday, Labour Councillors agreed to spend in excess of £45m patching up and installing portacabins in primary schools across the borough as they searched for extra places for primary age children.

 

Andy Jennings

Andy was first elected to Greenwich Council in 2006 and stood down in 2010. Andy was chairman of governors at Invicta Primary School, and is a chartered accountant.  Andy was also the Conservative candidate for the Greenwich and Lewisham constituency in the 2008 GLA elections. 

In May 2011, Andy elected as Councillor for the St Neots Eaton Socon ward on Huntingdonshire District Council.

Ex-Kidbrooke Councillors elected once more

Ex-Kidbrooke with Hornfair Conservative Councillors Andy Jennings and Graeme Coombes have been elected as Councillors once again just a year after leaving office in Greenwich. 

 

Plans for Hornfair Lido sink without trace

The Labour Council’s plans for a £10m investment in the Charlton Lido lay in tatters this week after Greenwich Conservatives Leader Spencer Drury forced them to admit in public that the development would not go ahead as planned.

Canvassing in Kidbrooke with Hornfair

David Gold, Cllr Drury, Cllr Dickinson and other team members asked people living along Wricklemarsh Road and Eastbrook Road the ideas which the new Conservative lead Government has brought in.

Transport situation gets worse

Poor local transport services continue to hinder Kidbrooke commuters. The 89 bus service is still presenting problems to those wishing to travel to and from Blackheath and the 486 seems to take forever on its journey to North Greenwich, often more than 30 minutes.

Concerns over the Green Chain

The amount of rubbish building up along the Green Chain Link has come in for sharp criticism from Kidbrooke councillor Graeme Coombes. Graeme lives right next to the Link, which runs past Mansergh Close and along Hornfair Park and has often seen examples of random fly tipping and a general accumulation of litter.

Threat to youth club

After residents wrote to Cllr Coombes about rumours that Orchards Youth Club on the Brook Estate might close, Graeme sought answers from the responsible Cabinet member, asking her to guarantee the youth club's future. She refused to do so, giving residents cause to think that the Council may close the centre.

Lido shambles continues

After the Council's failure to agree to public pressure to reopen the Lido earlier this Summer, Cllr Graeme Coombes sought a meeting with Council Officers to clarify the situation. This meeting raised more questions than it answered, and despite the closure, no work is taking place at the Lido with no prospect of anything happening in the near future.

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