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

Greenwich Time remains – but its day is nearly done

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

Before going into last night’s full council meeting – the first since the election and the first under the new Leader of the Council, Cllr Denise Hyland – I said that it was time to see if anything really had changed at Woolwich Town Hall.  The answer is an unsurprising no – below are my first thoughts after the meeting, blogged at speed (so please forgive any typos).  If any reader is only interested in the question of Greenwich Time, the main event last night, skip to about half way down!  Continue reading Greenwich Time remains – but its day is nearly done

5 questions over Marks & Spencer’s Woolwich exit

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

I blogged last night on yesterday’s blow to Woolwich from Marks and Spencer’s decision to close its Powis Street store – and the council leadership’s rather unconstructive response.  This is a disappointing decision from M&S – but also a big reminder of the change we need to see from the new council administration, with much more engagement and consultation with businesses large and small, to ensure that we keep the jobs and investment we need in the borough. Continue reading 5 questions over Marks & Spencer’s Woolwich exit

Sad news for Woolwich as M&S pulls out

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M&S

Incredibly sad news for Woolwich today, as Marks & Spencer announced the closure of its Powis Street store after 100 years.  This is undeniably a huge loss and raises serious questions about the Labour administration’s failure to engage with shops like M&S, and its failure to create the kind of pro-business environment we need to ensure jobs and vibrancy on our local high streets. Continue reading Sad news for Woolwich as M&S pulls out