Kidbrooke with Hornfair

Graeme Coombes

Graeme was elected to Greenwich Council during 2006-2010. Graeme is Conference Director and Head of Division for an international exhibitions and events company.  In May 2011, one year after losing his seat in Greenwich, Graeme was elected to Bedford Borough Council for Wilshamstead Ward.

Conservatives lead protest over Lido summer closure

Greenwich Conservatives have expressed anger at the Labour Council’s decision to close  Hornfair Lido for the school summer holidays. In July, local Conservatives, led by Parliamentary Candidate Spencer Drury presented a petition to Council and called for the reopening of the Lido for August – a call rejected by Charlton’s Labour Councillors.

Spencer visits Charlton Lido

During the Summer, when the Lido was closed to the public, Cllr Spencer Drury (Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich) visited the Blackheath based swimming club which used the pool on a regular basis.

General Election 1997

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

Kidbrooke By-election 1997

6 February, 1997 (All day)

Election held 6th February 1997

Hervey Road Sports Field Update

Kidbrooke Councillors Andy Jennings and Graeme Coombes have met with local groups interested in using the ground. And recently Andy has obtained documents relating to the Council’s tentative proposals to develop the land. This follows a motion put forward by Andy and Graeme to a packed Council meeting which called on the Council to secure the field for sporting use.

Council fails again on Lido

Greenwich Council has reneged on its promise about the future of Hornfair Lido after Labour Planning Committee members approved plans for its redevelopment, without consulting local residents as agreed. Cllr Graeme Coombes, who attended the planning meeting requested Councillors consult further with residents living next to the Lido, to take on board local concerns before agreeing any plans.

Refuse collection a failure?

For the past year Local Councillors have received a large number of calls and emails regarding the new refuse
collection system. As a result of pressure from Conservatives on this issue, the Council was forced to replace black bags with black top bins.

Improvements at last for Master Gunner Estate

Measures designed to improve the Master Gunner Estate have been implemented at last. Baker Road, which suffered years of potholes, has been completely resurfaced, with speed bumps to slow traffic. The road is owned by the QE Hospital Trust, which many local residents believe had failed to maintain the road.


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