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The first 100 days of the new council term

It’s now 100 days since councillors signed into office after this year’s local elections.  Below you can find an update from the Opposition Conservative Group on what your Conservative councillors have been working on in the first 100 days of the new council term….

NatWest responds to Blackheath Standard branch petition

Local Conservatives have criticised Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest after learning that the Blackheath and Westcombe Park NatWest branch at the Standard is still set to close, despite a petition signed by more than 220 people calling for a change of course.

Conservatives hold all 9 of the party's seats on Greenwich Council

Greenwich Conservatives held all 9 of the party's seats on Greenwich Council in the local elections on 3rd May.  The results, announced after a lengthy overnight Count at the Waterfront Leisure Centre in Woolwich, represent a suprise defeat for the Labour Party which had aimed to win all 51 seats

Conservatives bid for Westcombe Park and Maze Hill rezoning

Councillor Geoff Brighty, Malcolm Reid and Thomas Turrell have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, to submit their petition calling for Westcombe Park and Maze Hill railway stations from Zone 3 to Zone 2.

Potholes goes untended as Labour-run council's 'hands are tied'

As the number and depth of potholes has increased across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, figures reveal a substantial rise in payouts to cyclists and motorists by the Council which is currently allocating millions of pounds collected from motorists away from road maintenance.

Greenwich Conservatives support 'No Toxic Cruise Port' petition

Greenwich Conservatives have thrown their support behind the resident-led ‘No Toxic Cruise Port in Greenwich’ campaign, and its new petition calling for the planned Cruise Liner Terminal at Enderby Wharf to have either on-shore power or be scrapped.