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Sadiq Khan closes Eltham Police Station, but Coldharbour Police Base wins reprieve

Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will go ahead with plans to close Eltham Police Station, despite significant public opposition and following the revelation that Labour-run Greenwich Council failed to oppose the move in its consultation response.

Conservatives call for ‘full review’ of Greenwich Council planning problems

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will put their proposal for a ‘full review’ of problems in the council’s planning department to a vote at the Town Hall, after a continued backlog in processing applications and several high profile errors in handling appeals.

Campaigners launch petition calling for new North Greenwich to Kidbrooke Village bus route

Campaigners in Blackheath are petitioning the Mayor of London for a new bus route to connect North Greenwich and Kidbrooke Village.

Westcombe hill phone mast latest in council planning blunders

Labour-run Greenwich Council has been criticised, including by the Planning Inspectorate, for delays in processing planning applications. Now in Blackheath Westcombe there has been a major blunder by the Council over an application to put a communications mast off Siebert Road.

TfL refuse Shooters Hill Road speed camera

Campaigners in Blackheath have been left disappointed by a decision by Transport for London to refuse a request by Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives for a speed camera on Shooters Hill Road. The request follows a petition run by the local Conservatives last year regarding noisy and speeding vehicles in the area, which was signed by over 400 residents.

Longer trains are ‘much-needed relief’ for Southeastern commuters

Greenwich Conservative Councillors have welcomed the announcement of 68 extra carriages for the Southeastern network, providing an additional 5,000 seats during the morning peak.

Rat-run fears in Westcombe Park as diggers move in for IKEA

Local Conservatives in Westcombe Park have raised concerns about roads such as Westcombe Hill and Humber Road being used a ‘Rat-runs’ after the new IKEA store in Charlton is finished

Labour wastes another £50,000 on Greenwich Council planning chaos

Labour-run Greenwich Council is set to spend £50,000 of taxpayer funds by hiring external consultants at £45 an hour to resolve problems in the council’s Planning Department.

Advert screens at Sun-in-the-Sands blamed for driver distraction

The Blackheath Westcombe ward team have been working with Conservatives on the London Assembly regarding the TfL's LED advertising screens over the A1/A102 at the Sun-in-the-Sands.

Candidate selected for Blackheath Westcombe ward

Ward committee choses Malcolm Reid to stand in the 2018 Borough Council Election

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