TO ALL THOSE WINNING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS FROM ACROSS THE UK WHO ARE TURNING THE TIDE
Pollution in The Peninsula:
While many of the issues which challenge and bedevil the Peninsula are immediately and observably conspicuous, one issue is less visibly obvious but should be a source of concern to the population of Peninsula in particular (though also more widely, across neighbouring wards of East Greenwich, Westcombe, Charlton and Woolwich). In fact, the issue of POLLUTION links to a plethora of themes of concern such as:
- The building of the Silvertown Tunnel,
- the absurd traffic congestion and bus service disruption, seemingly unrestrainable over-development and environmental (air quality and general safety and liveability of our streets) threat to the general quality of life of our population, particularly of our children and around our schools.
The London Cycling Campaign kicked off their #ClimateSafeStreets event in Greenwich over the weekend, to raise awareness and showcase support for their 5th May local election asks. The Greenwich Lib Dems are proud to support these asks. Starting by the Cutty Sark, the Marshalls escorted the team of 30 or so cyclists, including families, through Lewisham and to Southwark, where we met with local branches of the London Cycling Campaign. Eventually amassing 70-odd cyclists, we made our way back along the Thames Path, just as the sun began shining down. A fantastic event, demonstrating how safe, sustainable and scenic streets can help encourage active travel.
The Greenwich Liberal Democrats are decidedly not against the concept of LTN’s but have argued and continue to argue that traffic planning needs to be holistic, so as not to create traffic-free roads in one area which simply intensify and displace problems onto other nearby areas.
The Greenwich Lib Dems strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine.