Conservatives protest over Law Centre closure

At the start of the year Peninsula Conservatives collected 154 signatures on a petition opposing Council plans to centralise all legal advice in Woolwich. As part of these plans Greenwich Community Law Centre would have to move to Woolwich.

The Labour Council’s initial response was tabled to Council in June and admitted that “greater integration of service delivery” was the Council’s policy. In July however, the report was re-presented and it had been cut to two sentences. It stated that “Any plans to relocate the Centre to Woolwich would not fall within the jurisdiction of the Council” which seemed to directly contradict the previous report. Responsibility for the change was taken by a Labour Peninsula Councillor. Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury said: “Labour seem to be trying to hide their policy. This is not good enough and we will continue to defend the law centre against proposals to remove it from Greenwich.”