Conservative councillors in Greenwich will oppose Labour’s 1.99% Council Tax rise at the Town Hall this evening, instead proposing a fully costed alternative that delivers the same increase in Adult Social Care funding without the need for the 1.99% rise.
Greenwich Conservatives are supporting a unanimous call from London Assembly members for a rethink on rail devolution, after it was announced last week that the management of the Southeastern franchise would not be handed over to Transport for London by the Department for Transport as expected.
Greenwich Conservatives would like to send our congratulations to the new Prime Minister and her Cabinet, and our thanks to former Prime Minister David Cameron for his achievements over 11 years as Leader of the Conservative Party.
Conservative proposals to help struggling Eltham High Street businesses survive disruption caused by improvement works have been rejected by Labour-run Greenwich Council, with one Labour councillor dismissing businesses’ concerns as “blown out of proportion”.
Eltham High Street is “struggling to cope” during the ongoing 18-month improvement works, according to businesses experiencing significant declines in takings as a result of reduced parking, unnavigable pavements and traffic problems.