Conservatives helping local traders

Conservative Councillor for Blackheath Westcombe Geoff Brighty submitted a petition to Greenwich Council on Wednesday. The petition which had over 350 signatures showed local residents and traders' concern over a new betting shop which is seeking to open along Old Dover Road. Cllr Brighty said "Blackheath Standard is a small but vital shopping parade; if another betting shop were to open it could push the shopping area into further decline. This petition shows just how strongly local people feel about this area."