Liberal Democrat achievements in Government

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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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Reprieve for Woolwich Crossrail, but who will pay the final bill?

crossrail-roundel.pngNegotiations on funding the Crossrail station at Woolwich gained some extra breathing space today when the contract for fit-out of the station box was delayed for a further few months until the third quarter of 2013.

Only last Friday (March 15th) it had been announced that Crossrail Ltd was due to start tendering for the fit-out contract by the end of the month, suggesting a resolution to the ongoing funding problem had been reached.

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London Assembly calls on Mayor for funding clarity so Woolwich Station is ready to open in time for Crossrail launch

caroline-pidgeon-18.pngThe London Assembly's Transport Committee, which is chaired by Caroline Pidgeon has called on Boris Johnson to clarify funding to enable a station at Woolwich to be up and running in time for Crossrail's launch in 2018.

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Greenwich Lib Dems engage with Government

Several of your local Liberal Democrats were able to get down to the Lib Dem Spring Conference in Brighton over this last week-end and engage with government ministers face to face. One should not underestimate the influence that the Lib Dems are having as a Government party and the ability of local parties, like our one here in Greenwich, to benefit from that.

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