Woolwich Riverside

Marks and Spencer to close in Woolwich - what does this mean for Eltham?

Today the News Shopper revealed that Marks and Spencer are closing their store in Woolwich and substantially reducing their offer in Lewisham. These decisions come as Conservative warnings about the Marks and Spencer store in Eltham have been ignored by the Labour-run Greenwich Council.

Council apologises for "Misleading" criticism over Firepower museum

Greenwich Council has apologised for accusing a Conservative Councillor of "ignorance" over future plans for the Firepower Museum in Woolwich.

Firepower move a "Missed Opportunity"

The departure of the "Firepower" military museum from its Woolwich Arsenal site would be a missed opportunity, Conservatives have said.

Labour's Hypocrisy on Zero-Hour Contracts

Greenwich Labour Councillors have attacked the use of zero hour contracts, despite the fact that Labour-controlled Greenwich Council itself uses them.

Council outlines vision for Woolwich but can’t answer ‘What went wrong’ in Eltham?

At a Council meeting this week, Councillors discussed plans for development on the Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich and in Charlton, but were left asking ‘what went wrong’ in Eltham.

Conservatives condemn plans for giant tower blocks in Woolwich Arsenal

As the Planning Committee approves six 21 storey blocks alongside the Woolwich Arsenal, Conservatives question whether the Council really has any vision for our borough beyond yet more flats.

Labour put party politics before defending Woolwich Fire Station

At the late March Council meeting the Labour Party rejected Conservative attempts to reach a cross-party agreement on opposing the closure of Woolwich Fire Station in favour of political point-scoring. Conservatives fear that residents of the borough will suffer as a result of this poor decision making and irresponsible behaviour.

Labour’s policies hit our High Street shops

Conservatives are calling for Labour to change its decision to hike car parking charges yet again, after fears that they are seriously damaging High Streets around Greenwich.

Labour push ahead with High Street Plans despite strong local objections

Greenwich Council’s Labour Cabinet has agreed its controversial ‘Masterplan’ despite strong local objection from retailers like Marks and Spencers.

Launch of Woolwich &West Thamesmead Conservative Committee

Last night the new Woolwich and West Thamesmead Branch launched at the Dial Arch pub in Woolwich. The branch has succeeded the former Woolwich Riverside Branch and will cover most of the proposed Woolwich Constituency, covering the wards of Abbey Wood, Woolwich Riverside, Woolwich Common, Glyndon, Plumstead and Thamesmead Moorings.

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