Blackheath Westcombe

Local Conservative councillor, Geoff Brighty, holds regular advice surgeries. You can attend one of these surgeries on the first Monday of each month between 6pm and 7pm at Blackheath Library on Old Dover Road. 

Your local Conservative Action Team: Councillor Geoff Brighty, Malcolm Reid and Thomas Turrell. 

You can follow keep up-to-date with the team's work social media, by liking our facebook page @BWConservatives and following us on twitter @BW_WardTeam

See below for news and updates from the team: 

Cllr Geoff Brighty welcomes new bus connection to Charlton Retail Park

After repeated lobbying for a new connection Blackheath Westcombe ward councillor, Geoff Brighty, has welcomed confirmation that Transport for London (TfL) is reviewing options for a new bus link which would run to the Charlton Retail Park. Residents in Blackheath have been left without a direct link to Sainsbury’s since the supermarket moved location.

Councillor secures repairs to local memorial

Councillor Geoff Brighty secures repairs to Gibb Memorial

Conservatives call for Maze Hill and Westcombe Park stations to be rezoned

Councillor Geoff Brighty, Malcolm Reid and Thomas Turrell call for ‘out of date’ rail fare zones to be amended in a move that could save local commuters over £260 a year.

Bid To Save Local NatWest Branch From Closure

Blackheath Westcombe team fights local branch closure plan

‘One line, one terminal’ South Eastern rail proposal scrapped

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed confirmation that plans to introduce ‘one line, one terminal’ on the South Eastern railway network have been scrapped. Conservative councillors in the borough have been campaigning against the proposed change since it was first suggested in the Spring, including bringing Secretary of State Chris Grayling to Eltham during the consultation process.

Conservatives call for ‘full review’ of Greenwich Council planning problems

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will put their proposal for a ‘full review’ of problems in the council’s planning department to a vote at the Town Hall, after a continued backlog in processing applications and several high profile errors in handling appeals.

Campaigners launch petition calling for new North Greenwich to Kidbrooke Village bus route

Campaigners in Blackheath are petitioning the Mayor of London for a new bus route to connect North Greenwich and Kidbrooke Village.

Westcombe hill phone mast latest in council planning blunders

Labour-run Greenwich Council has been criticised, including by the Planning Inspectorate, for delays in processing planning applications. Now in Blackheath Westcombe there has been a major blunder by the Council over an application to put a communications mast off Siebert Road.

TfL refuse Shooters Hill Road speed camera

Campaigners in Blackheath have been left disappointed by a decision by Transport for London to refuse a request by Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives for a speed camera on Shooters Hill Road. The request follows a petition run by the local Conservatives last year regarding noisy and speeding vehicles in the area, which was signed by over 400 residents.

Longer trains are ‘much-needed relief’ for Southeastern commuters

Greenwich Conservative Councillors have welcomed the announcement of 68 extra carriages for the Southeastern network, providing an additional 5,000 seats during the morning peak.

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