Olympics

Reviewing progress in Greenwich Park

On Saturday Cllrs Geoff Brighty and Spencer Drury met with Greenwich Park Manager Graham Dear to review the progress being made in restoring the grounds after the Olympics.

Protecting our Olympic legacy

It has, by any standards, been a truly memorable year for our Borough. A year that began with The Queen granting us Royal Borough status ahead of Her Jubilee celebrations continued with the arrival of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer. Many local people shared in the excitement of the Games, but it was only natural that such a huge event taking place on our doorstep would cause disruption, and that some residents would be concerned about its effects.

Blackheath Conservatives review Greenwich Park post Games

Today Blackheath Westcombe ward Councillors Alex Wilson and Geoff Brighty enjoyed a tour of Greenwich Park with Graham Dear of the Royal Parks to review the restoration areas which had been used for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

After the Olympics and Paralympics

The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s three games venues yielded a rich seam of gold, silver and bronze not least from the events held in Greenwich Park -perhaps the most controversial of any Games locations but also one that gave some of the most memorable images.

Peninsula Festival failure raises new questions over taxpayers' cash

Greenwich Conservatives have expressed renewed concerns over the failure of the Peninsula Festival in North Greenwich, which was allocated £50,000 of taxpayer funding by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Council officers have now confirmed that the operators of the festival have not been able to deliver their business plan, with very small attendance at the "Live Site" big screen, and many events cancelled.

Greenwich Conservatives raise Olympic barrier concerns

Greenwich Conservatives have raised concerns over the placing of barriers on the route to the Olympic Events in Greenwich Park. Traders have complained that the barriers in the town centre and Olympic volunteers have directed spectators away from the market and other shops, leading to a fall in expected trade.

GetAheadoftheGames Road Shows

In just a few weeks time Royal Greenwich will be a host borough for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Greenwich Conservative Councillors have been pressing the Council to make sure that disruption to residents is kept as minimal as possible and as part of this we would like to draw your attention to the GetAheadoftheGames Road shows which are visiting Royal Greenwich on the followin

Proposed Olympic Lanes in the Blackwall Tunnel

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Olympics and Greenwich Park

As the process of planning for the Olympics in Greenwich Park moves forward, local Conservatives have been fighting to ensure no damage is done by the events and there are long-term benefits to the borough. Simon Gallie

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