Residents Demand Community Dividend from Developers
While welcoming the Woolwich Estates development,there is a growing voice for the community to see improvement in the locality in which the development is taking place. Plans for improvements to the New Charlton Community Centre are at an early stage and residents are seeking funding to meet the demands being made and the likely increase in population in the coming years.
Increasing numbers of children will see demands for new Primary Schools in the Woolwich area. Woolwich Riverside Councillors are committed to engaging with the community to develop proposals further in advance of the Planning Board decisions later in the year.
Also this week….
Funding The Local Health Service
Whispers from NHS London suggest further funding difficulties in the year ahead. The formula for determining funding has been previously based on deprivation. In future this would seem to switch to the funding formula being based on older people. Redistribution could mean neighbouring Boroughs getting increased funding while the growing needs of Greenwich residents will suffer. The NHS is certainly not safe in the hands of the present Government.
Spent some time at the Abbey Wood Pharmacy in Eynsham Drive this week. Extended facilities makes it much easier for the most vulnerable to get a flu jab. There is no excuse to miss out. All the evidence suggests that getting the jab helps to protect people. Just had mine.