August Local News Round Up

By popular request we see our return to a summary of local stories in the News Shopper and Mercury.  Making the local headlines in August...


 The Mercury


Cllr Dermot Poston quoted in a story about Greenwich pupils being amongst the worst behaved in the country - when they actually show up for school.  Cllr Eileen Glover led the Conservative attacks in Council on the shameful handling of the Ferrier Estate redevelopment.  David Gold in outcry about Shooters Hill YouTube happly slapping incident.


Rats are making life a misery for residents in Portway Gardens, Charlton. The Council has stopped a paddling pool being used in Barnfield Road, Plumstead for "health and safety" reasons.  Pensioners make bid to stop Post Office move from Powis Street, Woolwich.  Anger that the Council is spending its library budgets on uniforms rather than books. Police numbers in Woolwich to be cut as the final Royal Artillery regiment depart.  Council staff get £25,000 Bill Clinton freebies from O2 operator AEG. 63 complaints filed about the borough's cemetaries and cremotorium.


News Shopper


Cllr Eileen Glover and the Ferrier residents stressed out by the Council. Jacqui Lait MP speaks out about Gordon Brown's plans for Urban sprawl.


The 16th regiment of the Royal Artillery has left Woolwich barracks after 291 years. Greenwich is ninth highest place for teenage abortion in the country. A 1930's fashion event has been held at Eltham Palace. The Cutty Sark fire has cost the restoration fund an additional £10m. A lapdancing club in East Greenwich has appealed against refusal of license.