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No more big splash in South Row?

Blackheath Westcombe Ward Conservative Councillor, Geoff Brighty, is pleased that neighbouring Lewisham Council has been working to sort out the "ponding" problem which happens after even moderate rainfall at the corner of Pond Road and South Row on the border between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Lewisham.

Cllr Matt Hartley proposes Living Wage Incentive Scheme

Greenwich council is being urged to take bolder action on low pay, with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich Matt Hartley set to propose a new scheme to encourage employers in the borough to pay the London Living Wage. Cllr Hartley, who is also deputy leader of the opposition on Greenwich council, says his plan for a Living Wage Incentive Scheme could make a “huge difference” to thousands of local residents at no extra cost to the council taxpayer.

Spencer Drury made Patron of Fair Votes for All campaign

The Fair Votes for All campaign has welcomed Spencer Drury, Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, as a Patron. This campaign is calling for English votes for English issues to be introduced into the House of Commons as soon as possible. To help support this campaign in Eltham, Spencer has invited Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin MP to speak about English votes for English issues on Monday evening.

Labour hide new housing sites from public view

At a Council committee meeting this week Labour Councillors voted to keep private the sites that they are planning on building on. The sites include some sheltered housing planned for redevelopment in April 2013 and others like the Rochester Way and Shepherds Leas where no public mention has been made of the plans previously.

Sort It, Southeastern campaign featured on BBC Radio 5 Live

Conservative candidate Matt Hartley's campaign to secure improvements in the service local commuters receive from Southeastern trains was featured on BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday, after more than 500 people have signed his Sort it, Southeastern petition.

University of Greenwich to close Avery Hill Campus’ Mansion Site

It has been announced that the University of Greenwich is to close and sell off the Mansion Site section of the Avery Hill campus, mainly as a result of the move of various university Departments to the Stockwell Street development in Greenwich Town Centre.

Supermarket chain’s Porcupine appeal rejected

An appeal by supermarket chain LiDL against Bromley Council’s decision not to approve its plans to demolish Mottingham’s Porcupine Pub has been rejected by the Planning Inspectorate. The move follows more than 20 months of campaigning by Mottingham Residents Association and local residents, backed by Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill and local councillors.

Eltham politician wins national teaching award

Eltham Conservative Parliamentary candidate and local teacher, Cllr Spencer Drury has won a prestigious national award for teaching excellence in AS level Government and Politics.

Matt Hartley launches Sort It, Southeastern consumer campaign

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Matt Hartley has launched a new consumer campaign to bring about change in the “atrocious service” that local commuters receive from Southeastern trains. 

Tackling London's patchy mobile problem

London MEP Syed Kamall launches a hi-tech campaign to tackle poor mobile reception in parts of London.

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