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Mayor of London considers expanding Cycle Hire scheme to Greenwich

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he is considering expanding the Santander Cycle Hire scheme to Greenwich, in response to lobbying from Greenwich Conservative councillors and London Assembly Member Andrew Boff.

Weeds sprout across Greenwich as Council admits it cannot stop them

Amid concerns that Greenwich’s streets are covered in weeds, the Council has admitted that it cannot stop weeds from growing and that no one had been appointed to deal with the problem at the start of June.

Fires in London at lowest rate since 1966

The number of fires recorded in London is now at its lowest level since records began thanks to the fire prevention work by the London Fire Brigade (LFB). The figures also show that the number of people killed by fires in London has halved in the last five years and is now at its lowest level since the millennium.

London Transport crime down 8.3%

New figures have shown an 8.3% decrease in the crimes committed on public transport in London compared to the year 2014-15. The figures came out as Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced the details of policing the 24 hour tube which comes into effect in September and includes the jubilee line which goes to North Greenwich. The DLR which serves Greenwich and Woolwich is also set to offer a 24 hour service.

Calls for full 53 bus route to be re-instated

Greenwich Conservatives have added their support to calls for the full 53 bus route to Whitehall to be re-instated by Transport for London.

New Leader of the Opposition in Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have unanimously elected Councillor Matt Hartley as the new Leader of the Opposition in the Royal Borough, with Councillor Mark Elliott elected Deputy Leader and Councillor Geoff Brighty re-elected as Opposition Whip.

General Election results

The voting is over and the counting is done - and we would like to thank everyone in Greenwich who voted Conservative in last week's General Election, and the council by-election in Greenwich West ward held on the same day.

Greenwich Council wastes £200,000 following poor planning for places

Greenwich Council’s failure to plan enough school places for this September means that the new school buildings at Thomas Tallis will soon be joined by temporary portacabins, which will cost £200,000 more than necessary because of the dreadful deal signed with the developers.

Labour Council accused of letting down local Scouts

Eltham Councillor, Spencer Drury has accused the Labour Council of letting down Royal Greenwich District Scouts by failing to confirm the lease on their centre at Briset Road in Eltham (named ‘The Hub’).

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.

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