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Met Police bolstered by 1,369 extra police officers

Councillor Charlie Davis has welcomed the announcement that the Metropolitan Police has been bolstered by an additional 1,369 officers since the Government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019

Helena Croft Welcomes Eat Out to Help out Scheme across Lewisham

Helena Croft, the Conservatives spokesman for Sydenham, has welcomed the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, which will give people across Lewisham up to 50 per cent off their bills in restaurants, cafes and pubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.

Local Conservatives Raise Bakerloo Extension Future with Transport Secretary

Conservative London Assembly candidate for Greenwich & Lewisham, Charlie Davis, has signed a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to raise the future of the Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham. Charlie signed the letter alongside Hannah Ginnett, the London Assembly candidate for Lambeth & Southwark, and Councillor Matt Clare, the Opposition spokesman for Transport in Greenwich. The future of the project has been cast into doubt after the Labour Mayor of London had to seek a £1.69billion bailout for TfL from the Government, with TfL now looking to agree a second bailout with the Government in the coming weeks

Labour cannot Guarantee Bakerloo Extension will Happen

The Labour Deputy Mayor of London for Transport has confirmed that Transport for London (TfL) cannot guarantee the future of the planned Bakerloo line extension from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via New Cross. This adds ​even more uncertainty to the second phase of the planned extension from Lewisham to Ladywell, Catford and Lower Sydenham.

LEWISHAM BENEFITS FROM UNPRECEDENTED MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY THE CHANCELLOR

Lewisham has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. Across the three Lewisham constituencies 41,500 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.