Council finally gets on board with Woolwich Arsenal petition

Cllr Hyland letter screenshotPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

It’s amazing what a General Election camapign can do – it focuses minds, and sometimes, it seems, even changes them.  I am pleased to see the council finally getting on board with the campaign to re-zone Woolwich Arsenal station, two weeks after I first raised the issue in the council chamber.

Backing the petition recently started by a local resident on this – now up to 716 signatures and counting – was one of the first things I did after being selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich nearly three weeks ago. Continue reading Council finally gets on board with Woolwich Arsenal petition

A small bit of progress on Woolwich Arsenal re-zoning

Matt outside Woolwich Arsenal stationPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

After a hectic couple of days of meetings here, there and everywhere, I wanted to give a quick update on where I am up to in supporting residents’ campaign to get Woolwich Arsenal moved into Zone 3 (Darryl at 853 has the background here, and if you haven’t yet signed the Change.org petition, do so here to show your support) Continue reading A small bit of progress on Woolwich Arsenal re-zoning

Hot air and tempers at last council meeting for a while

Woolwich Town HallPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

Last night’s meeting of the full council was the last such meeting until September or more likely October, and just to make up for it went on well into the evening with hot-tempered councillors barracking each other until 10pm.

During members questions’ I raised two issues that have been raised with me in recent weeks.  One was on the issue of the re-zoning of Woolwich Arsenal station.  I am supporting this petition being organised by residents and calling for Transport for London to be re-zoned into Zone 3, in the wake of Stratford’s re-zoning announced last week.  Darryl at 853 has a good piece on the arguments here.  For me this is a simple issue of fairness and parity – a re-zoning is long overdue. Continue reading Hot air and tempers at last council meeting for a while