Blackheath Tories call for "Snow Friends" scheme

Local Conservatives have called for Lewisham Council to adopt a scheme successfully piloted in Bromley that enlists the support of volunteer residents to help clear snow and ice from residential streets that are missed out by current emergency salting and clearance routes.

Lottery Funding Comes to Grove Park

The Big Lottery Fund has allocated £1 million to be spent on local projects in the South East part of Grove Park Ward between Chinbrook Meadows and the Bromley border. Whilst the funds will be held and provided by the 'Big Local' the planning and decision making will be the responsibility of local residents and community groups.

Lewisham Council Round-up

Catford Bridge Tavern, Quangos, spending and Lewisham Gateway. Cuts to rehabilitation services but new quango spending.

New Look for Grove Park Library

Grove Park Library was closed for a week for decorating as community volunteers turne dup to help Darren Taylor and his team in their efforts to improve the library services for the community.

Lewisham A&E crisis: Labour's toxic PFI legacy

Lewisham Deptford Conservatives were shocked by the proposals to close Lewisham Hospital’s A&E, but not by the cause of the crisis. Labour’s years in government didn’t just see uncontrolled spending – they also left a huge legacy of unaffordable PFI deals.

"We want our money back" say residents

Conservative candidate in the Whitefoot by-election Simon Nundy is challenging Labour to explain the current level of Council debt following revelations that 80p out of every £1 of Council Tax went on debt repayments in 2011/12.