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Local campaigners first to be selected as Conservative council candidates for 2018

Greenwich Conservatives have selected their first six candidates for the next council elections in May 2018, as the current four-year council term passes its half-way point. Local Party members in Eltham South and Coldharbour & New Eltham wards selected their respective teams at selection meetings held this week.

Conservatives call for u-turn on unlocked parks plan

Conservative councillors have called on Greenwich Council to scrap new plans to leave seven parks in the borough unlocked 24 hours a day, after it emerged park gates will not be locked over the summer on a trial basis.

Wild flower delight

Councillor praises planting project

Conservatives call for the return of free parking on empty road behind Eltham Station

Following the introduction of pay and display parking in a section of road with no residents living on it, Eltham Conservatives have called for Greenwich Council to change course and return to free parking on Glenlea Road.

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.

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