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Today was the last day for signatures on the Mend The Mound petition that I helped launch at the end of October – part of our new campaign to force the council to end its neglect of the shops at the heart of the Coldharbour estate.
I’m delighted to report that 642 residents have signed the petition in the shops, online and at our busy Saturday street stalls on William Barefoot Drive. We have been overwhelmed by the scale of support for the petition – and would like to thank everyone who has given our Mend The Mound campaign their backing so far. This includes everyone who signed but also the shops and businesses on The Mound, who have been invaluable in drumming up support through our posters and counter clipboards.
My colleague Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst will be handing in the petition at tonight’s full council meeting. This is one of the biggest petitions presented to the Royal Borough of Greenwich in 2013 (possibly second only to the equally laudable and much larger petition by traders across the borough against the council’s new Pavement Tax).
The scale of the public support for our campaign is telling – it is well known that the Woolwich-focused Labour administration neglect the south of the borough, and nowhere is this more evident than The Mound. With such backing from local residents, our 3-point plan to take action on empty shops, install CCTV and improve lighting deserves to be adopted by the council at the earliest opportunity. The ball is now well and truly in their court.
For more see this news story on the Greenwich Conservatives website.