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Matt Browne selected as Conservative candidate for Glyndon by-election

Matt Browne has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Glyndon ward council by-election on 5th May. The contest follows the resignation of one of the ward's Labour councillors half way through the current council term.

Blackheath Events - Council Back Down on Multiple Application

Following the withdrawal of the permanent, blanket-style licence application for up to 5 events and 60 days a year on Circus Field, proposed by Greenwich Council, the first one-off licence application was submitted within days and has now been approved.

Bus service lobbying continues

Conservative councillor, Geoff Brighty, is continuing to press TfL for a better bus service in the north of the borough.

Welcome for Greenwich Park Access Study

Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillor Geoff Brighty has welcomed a proposed study by Greenwich Council and Royal Parks into a variety of issues affecting Greenwich Park's Blackheath Gate in Charlton Way.

Councillor sows the seeds of change on allotment concession charges

Greenwich Council has decided to reintroduce concessionary rates for pensioners following questions from Eltham Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury. The U-turn was confirmed following Spencer raising the issue at both the January and February meetings of the Council.

Conservatives propose alternative to Council Tax rise

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will vote against Labour plans to increase Council Tax in the borough by 1.99% this evening, instead proposing a fully-costed alternative that would see increased funding for a key scheme to help people into work. The meeting will be the first to be streamed live via the web.

Conservatives to call for public apology for Greenwich Time legal bid

Opposition Conservative councillors will propose a motion at Wednesday’s Greenwich Council meeting calling for Labour Leader Denise Hyland to issue a public apology for wasting more than £48,000 on the Council’s failed legal bid to save its Greenwich Time newspaper.

Extra speed humps make it a rollercoaster ride for Kidbrooke residents

Residents ‎of Broad Walk in Kidbrooke have been left with a road punctuated with speed humps every few metres after Greenwich Council added more bumps before Christmas but failed to remove the existing ones.

Labour-run council defeated over Greenwich Time

Labour-run Greenwich Council has been defeated in its attempt to save its weekly Greenwich Time propaganda newspaper, after abandoning its heavily-criticised legal bid against the Depart for Communities and Local Government to try and save the paper.

Worry over more events at Blackheath

Councillor calls for slow-down on events schedule

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