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.

Labour’s idea of a walk in the park

It is three years since I highlighted the dreadful condition of Hornfair Park and while the Labour Council reacted to my criticisms with a complete overhaul of the whole area, the truth is that other parks around the borough are a complete mess. This weekend I ventured into Queenscroft Park where all the signs of long-term neglect were completely apparent. As you approach the park, the gates don’t shut properly and are bent apart with a padlock chain which looks like it might occasionally be used to try and shut them.

Is the ‘Bedroom Tax’ working in Greenwich?

In a Labour Borough like Greenwich the phrase ‘Bedroom Tax’ to describe the Housing Benefit reforms is everywhere, even in Officers reports until I complained about the implied bias. However, beneath the surface (and obviously not admitted by the Council) there are signs that the policy is starting to work, freeing up larger homes for the families that need them.

Andy Jennings

Andy was first elected to Greenwich Council in 2006 and stood down in 2010. Andy was chairman of governors at Invicta Primary School, and is a chartered accountant.  Andy was also the Conservative candidate for the Greenwich and Lewisham constituency in the 2008 GLA elections. 

In May 2011, Andy elected as Councillor for the St Neots Eaton Socon ward on Huntingdonshire District Council.

Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas served as a Conservative councillor Eltham South from 2010 to 2014.  He has lived in the area for a number of years, and as a local school governor has campaigned to ensure the council properly supports our local schools and allows them to be as successful as possible. He has also worked hard to ensure that our environment, in particular our green spaces, is properly maintained.

Neil Dickinson

Neil served as Conservative councillor for Coldharbour & New Eltham ward between 2010 and 2014, aftering having worked in the area for over 20 years as an NHS dentist. While on the council, Neil served on the Greenwich Area Planning Committee, various Licensing sub-committees, the Safer & Stronger Communities Scrutiny Panel and the Social Inclusion Scrutiny Panel.

Matt Clare

Councillor for Eltham South ward
Matt was first elected to Greenwich Council in 2010, and is the Shadow Cabinet Member for Community Safety and the Environment. He currently works as European Head of Customer Service for a bank.
Phone number: 
07764 197837
Address: 
7 Woodmere, Eltham, SE9 5NT

Andrew Boff AM

Assembly Member - London-Wide
Andrew Boff has been a member of the London Assembly since 2008 and Chairman of the Housing Committee.
Phone number: 
020 7983 6575

Shaun Bailey

London Assembly Member - London-Wide
Shaun Bailey has been a London-wide Member of the London Assembly since May 2016.

Alex Wilson

Alex served as a Conservative councillor Blackheath Westcombe ward from 2006 to 2014, including a spell as Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Alex has lived in Blackheath Westcombe since he was a child. He went to Halstow Primary School and then he moved to John Roan Secondary School where he studied for his GCSE's. For his A Levels Alex moved to Colfe's School.

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