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GBGP Newsletter #57: Old Bexley & Sidcup by-election result

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

Our litter pickers take a brief break in East Greenwich. Photo credit: Karin Tearle

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.