Published: Friday, 27th January 2017

Woolwich residents heard what the Council has done to address their concerns.

The sessions enable residents to get involved in making decisions about their local area and meet key people from the Council including Cabinet members and Council staff.

You said, we did

The first Better Together meeting of this year was held at the Woolwich Centre on Tuesday 24 January and chaired by Cllr Jackie Smith, the Royal Borough's Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment. The meeting included an update on how the Council has taken action on issues raised at the first wave of meetings in September.

These included:

  • drafting extra patrols to Valley Grove in Charlton following a complaint about anti-social behaviour
  • starting a consultation about installing traffic calming measures in Hill Reach, Woolwich
  • adding a no-through road sign at Woodville Street with the junction with Maryon Grove in Woolwich
  • consulting on the introduction of new parking restrictions at the junction of Broad Walk and Rochester Way in Kidbrooke
  • asking street cleaners to target specific areas
  • arranging for bins to be emptied more frequently near the Woolwich ferry
  • tougher action on fly tipping, with the Royal Borough issuing nine £400 Fixed Penalty Notices since adopting the power to issue fines in September.

View photos from the meeting at the Woolwich Centre on our Facebook page

Make a real difference

Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Cllr Denise Hyland said: "Better Together meetings are a great way for the Council to gain a better understanding of residents' priorities and issues and also feedback the direct action we have taken to address their concerns.

"It shows that coming along to a drop-in session can make a real difference when it comes to making your suggestions a reality and helping make the Royal Borough of Greenwich an even better place to live and work."

The next Better Together meetings

The next Better Together meeting - consisting of an informal drop-in surgery followed by a more formal meeting - will be held at The Greenwich Centre in Lombarde Square on Tuesday 7 February from 6.30pm to 8.45pm.

Future meetings will be held in Eltham and Thamesmead.