Green Party fourth in Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election
The Conservative Party held onto what was very much considered a safe seat in last week’s Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election, albeit with a vote share that dropped 13%.
The Green Party candidate Jonathan Rooks finished fourth. He registered the Greens’ best result since the constituency was created in 1983 in terms of vote share, with 3.8% of the vote.
Lack of developers’ cash leaves Greenwich Council with £8m Woolwich Crossrail bill
Greenwich Council has paid less than half of its contribution to Woolwich’s new Crossrail station – and needs to find £8 million by the end of March 2023 to pay the bill, reports London news site 853.
The shortfall means that money from developers earmarked for infrastructure across the borough – such as transport, health and education – may now be diverted to make up the remaining costs. Read the full story on 853 here.
Another successful litter pick
GBGP recently carried out a litter pick at the Rose Garden in East Greenwich.
Our Saturday litter picks are happening on a regular basis, we’ll confirm the date of the next one soon.