Supporting Blackheath Shopkeepers

Conservatives and traders are concerned about the future of the shops at the Standard. The temporary closure of the library has meant the shops have seen a drop in trade. The recession and the Labour council’s rent rises, have also added to the shops problems.

Liz Drury who regularly shops at the parade said “Our Conservative councillors are urging the council to try and make life easier for the traders”.

Cllr Alex Wilson adds, “We have also been trying to get the council to improve car parking in the parade to encourage shoppers to use the local shops”


Photograph: The Blackheath Library on Old Dover Road.