Local Shops

Council may raise shop rents this year

Some traders in Old Dover Road may be facing a rent rise from the Council. Rent reviews are carried out every three years and can sometimes be controversial not only with traders but also with local residents who value the variety and service provided by our independent shops.

Small Business Saturday Raised £468 million

2014 Conservative Candidate for Blackheath Westcombe Thomas Turrell welcomes the news that Small Business Saturday UK raised £468 million for small businesses across the UK. An Average of £33 per head.

Supporting Small Business Saturday

2014 Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Candidate Thomas Turrell has been out promoting Small Business Saturday, which will take place on the 7th December, on the Royal Standard and has been speaking with local traders there. This weekend is the busiest shopping weekend of the year with many shoppers heading out to do their Christmas shopping? Small Business Saturday has already proven to be hugely successful in America.

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like Eltham High Street and the Blackheath Royal Standard.

Blackheath Westcombe Action Team Attend RSBTA Summers Drinks Party

2014 Council Candidates for Blackheath Westcombe Geoff Brighty, Laela Pakpour Tabrizi and Thomas Turrell attended a reception on the Royal Standard hosted by the Royal Standard Business & Traders Association.
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