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Rail Minister listens to Southeastern concerns

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has praised the Sort It, Southeastern commuter campaign after listening to concerns about the company at a meeting with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Matt Hartley.

Supporting clean up day in Greenwich & Blackheath

Greenwich Conservatives joined volunteers from across both Greenwich and Lewisham in a community clean up of Blackheath and the Point in Greenwich. Among the volunteers were Conservative councillors Geoff Brighty and Matt Hartley as well as the Conservative candidate in the forthcoming Greenwich West by-election Thomas Turrell.

Safer crossing at Shooters Hill Road / Stratheden Road? - TfL Proposals

Following consultation with local residents a year ago TfL has said that it will be going ahead with its proposed pedestrian and cycle improvements at the junction of the A2 Shooters Hill Road with Stratheden Road and Prince of Wales Road. As local residents know only too well it is a difficult place for pedestrians and cyclists wanting to cross and the TfL proposals are aimed at improving the situation.

Greenwich Conservatives select council by-election candidate

Community activist Thomas Turrell has been selected by Greenwich Conservatives to contest the forthcoming Greenwich West ward council by-election, being held on the same day as the General Election on 7th May.

Crossing time extended in Blackheath village

Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe ward, Geoff Brighty, has secured longer crossing time for Blackheath commuters. Last month Geoff contacted Transport for London (TfL) to raise the issue of the timing of the lights of the pedestrian crossing opposite Blackheath railway station.

Who should pay for the legal defence of Greenwich Time? Not me guvnor!

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare gives a view on who should be funding the Council's legal team who are being employed to defend Greenwich Time - one of only two weekly Council newspapers left in the Country.

Prime Minister announces new Free School for Greenwich

Councillor Matt Hartley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, has welcomed the news that a new Free School, Stationers’ Academy Greenwich Peninsula, has been approved. The move, announced today by the Prime Minister, will help to create more good school places in the borough, creating a ‘sister school’ to the highly successful and over-subscribed Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, whose students are celebrating record GCSE and A-Level results this year.

Labour Councillor reveals Council is ‘struggling’ to provide enough school places for September

Labour Councillor Danny Thorpe revealed at Wednesday night’s meeting of Full Council that Greenwich Council was ‘struggling’ to provide enough places for all 11 year olds in September.

Council Signals Start on Old Dover Road Parking Review

After a three year delay Labour-run Greenwich Council has indicated that it may at last, and after repeated lobbying from local Conservatives and traders on Old Dover Road, be about to carry out a parking review there.

TfL Set to Finally Repair Bridges

Transport for London have announced that they will be starting repairs on the Old Dover Road and Charlton Road Bridge. For the past year the bridges have had ‘ugly’ barriers either side following a car accident on the Charlton Road bridge left serious damage to the railings in October 2013.

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