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Dulwich and West Norwood Conservatives launch new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.

Rosendale Playing Fields Clean Up

A ‘green team’ of 14 volunteers from fast food chain McDonald’s has helped to restore the overgrown tennis and netball courts at the Rosendale Playing Fields. Local Conservative Councillors Clare and John Whelan worked with a teacher at Rosendale Primary School to find a solution when Lambeth Council bureaucrats said there was "no money" to remove grass and moss from the courts which had become unplayable for young sports fans.

Clare Wins Possible Labour U-Turn on ‘Pavement Tax’

When Lambeth Council invoked an ancient by-law to draft a set of extortionate charges for café owners and businesses to use their privately owned pavement for tables and chairs, Clare went into action. Many business owners were worried these new charges would literally put them out of a livelihood and force some shops to close. Among those in the vanguard of the protest was Tea West at the Rosendale Road shopping parade and Kahvah in West Norwood but the protest then spread borough wide.

Protecting Our War Memorials

Thurlow Park Councillors Clare and John Whelan have been at the forefront of action to prevent the further desecration of our war memorials and other heritage from scrap metal theft. John tabled an all party motion to Lambeth Council urging officers to take action after serious metal thefts from Lambeth and West Norwood Cemeteries. Meanwhile, Clare is seeking a solution for better regulation of scrap metal dealers through the Environment Board of the Local Government Association.

Supporting new green initiatives

Thurlow Park’s Conservative councillors are continuing to support new street market initiatives including the West norwood Feast, a new monthly festival of cultural and entrepreneurial initiatives including an artisans’ market, food fair, gardeners corner and retro village.

Labour u-turn on Lambeth parking zone review

Labour Lambeth has angered residents from Brockwell Park to York Hill in West Norwood by abandoning its pledge to review the extension to the Tulse Hill Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) introduced in early 2010. The promised review was first postponed until April 2011 but has now been abandoned. Many residents are plagued by displacement of vehicles from the CPZ into their residential roads and others wanted the hours of operation re-considered.

Lewis Robinson cuts cost of calls on College Road

College ward Conservative Councillor Lewis Robinson was astonished when he saw the size of bills for building work given to leaseholders at Crystal Court, College Road. Labour-controlled Southwark Council demanded that residents pay £30,000 for each flat and sometimes more just to keep the block ship-shape. Lewis took up the fight and saved residents a substantial sum of money.