Archive for Month: November 2016

  • Will Greenwich Labour welcome the Mayor of London’s reduced target for affordable homes?

    This week the Mayor of London announced yet another broken promise, with a reduction in the proportion affordable housing in new developments.  During the election campaign the prospective Mayor of London said that he would “set a target for 50% of all new homes in London to be genuinely affordable” but less than a year…

  • Vue Cinema withdraws late licence application

    The Vue Cinema application to serve food and alcohol until well after midnight was withdrawn on Friday, meaning that the mediation meeting on Monday and Licensing Sub-Committee the following week will now longer be needed.   As I suggested last week I felt compromise was in the air and so hopefully this decision reflects a…

  • As opposition to Vue Cinema Licensing application grows, compromise is in the air (hopefully)

    As the number of objections rose, the Council ha confirmed that the application by Vue Cinemas to be able to serve drinks and food until well after midnight will go before the Licensing sub-committee on Monday, 5 December 2016 at 6.30 pm at the Town Hall in Woolwich.  However, behind the scenes, the applicants (Vue Cinemas) have agreed to…

  • The end of democracy in Greenwich?

    Behind closed doors and with no formal consultation with Councillors, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has made plans for the reorganisation of the administrative hub which supports elected members.  With laughable irony this includes abolishing the ‘Democratic Services’ Department.   Okay so why does this matter?  Well at the moment Officers of the Council (they are…

  • New bike sheds for Strongbow Crescent

    Greenwich Council are intending on consulting residents about installing new bike storage sheds on Estates across the Borough.  One of the sites selected is Strongbow Crescent and the proposed site is below: Although Council Officers do intend to consult residents, please do let me (or newly elected Councillor Charlie Davis) know if you have any…

  • Making a cinema fit Eltham not the other way round

    This afternoon I was privileged to be invited to a meeting of a group of residents from Roper Street off of Eltham High Street.  The meeting was to discuss the licensing application submitted recently by Vue Cinemas for the cinema which we all desperately want on Eltham High Street. As the Council now limits how…