Greenwich Lib Dems oppose "River Crossings" proposals

After several months of local party consultation, culminating in an executive committee summit over the weekend, Greenwich Borough Liberal Democrats (GBLD) have issued a detailed policy response to the TfL proposals for new river crossings in Greenwich Borough. GBLD have come out in strong opposition to any new road or ferry crossings in Greenwich Borough itself, whilst agreeing that crossings further east may be necessary if evidence is found to support a case for them. They support new ferries at Woolwich, rush hour tolling at Blackwall, increased use of traffic management measures and a raft of public transport initiatives as alternative solutions. 

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This stupid boycott must stop say Liberal Democrats

Andrew Gilligan - Cycling CommissionerLocal residents, particularly those who use bikes, have been alarmed at the news that Greenwich may not benefit from Boris Johnson's cycling infrastructure project. This is because Greenwich Labour councillors refuse to speak to journalist Andrew Gilligan who has been appointed as the Mayor of London's cycling commissioner. 

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This week may be your last chance to help save Woolwich Fire Station

Woolwich Fire StationLocal Liberal Democrats have urged London Fire Brigade not to proceed with its plan to close Woolwich Fire Station. Local campaigner Stewart Christie says, "London Fire Brigade attended nearly 1200 fires in Greenwich in 2011-12. Their own figures acknowledge that average response times in the Borough are likely to increase by 30 seconds if Woolwich Fire Station is closed and by much more than this in Woolwich itself."

"This could mean the difference between life and death in some cases. The proposed closure of Woolwich Fire Station is particularly worrying in view of the large population increase projected for the area."

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Greenwich Lib Dems support Gurkha Reserves for a stronger Armed Forces

Sir Nick Harvey MP launches the new Gurkha campaignGreenwich Lib Dems have joined the campaign to open up the Reserves to retired Gurkhas, so that they can lead the way in making the future Reserve forces more skilled and stronger than ever. 

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Hands off Sutcliffe Park!

Local Liberal Democrats have criticised Greenwich Council for considering building on open space in Sutcliffe Park.

There have been recent reports that an indoor athletics centre may be built in the south-west of the Park between the running track and Kidbrooke Park Rd. Council Leader Chris Roberts refused to rule this out when asked at a Council meeting on 29th March.

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Council carelessness puts buses at risk

Local Liberal Democrats have accused Greenwich Council of showing excessive deference to developers, Berkeley Homes, with the risk that residents in areas next to the Kidbrooke development will have to walk further to catch a bus.

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Helping dementia sufferers in our Irish community

tom-headon-supporting-happy-days.pngEastbourne Lib Dem MP Stephen Lloyd and Greenwich Lib Dems have recently paid a visit to Irish Dementia sufferers living in Greenwich, Bexley & Lewisham at their monthly Happy Days reminiscence group.

The Happy Days group is run by the Royal Arsenal Woolwich based Irish Community Services Organisation, and uses storytelling and reminiscence to assist Irish memory loss and help dementia sufferers recount stories from their past.

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Run to the Beat mystery wrong say Liberal Democrats

run-to-the-beat.pngGreenwich Borough Liberal Democrats have responded to reports of an amended route for this year's Run to the Beat half marathon, organised by the IMG Group and due to take place in the Borough on September 8th. The new route is intended to shorten the length of time roads are closed by making more use of Greenwich Park but seems to maintain the circular pattern which has led to residents feeling trapped in their homes in previous years.

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