Greenwich and Woolwich Labour Party

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Writing for local website Greenwich.co.uk, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich Matthew Pennycook has called for Boris Johnson to improve his limited plans for an Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), stating that the plans 'suffer from a distinct lack of ambition'. While supporting the principle behind the ULEZ, Pennycook points out that the Mayor’s scheme will not go far enough to ensure that the ULEZ works for residents of Greenwich and Woolwich and in the rest of outer London. The article cites industry reports that reveal the proposed emissions standards to be inadequate, while also drawing attention to the restricted zone boundary, which will exclude local areas of concern such as the Woolwich Road flyover. Read the full article here.

Matthew Pennycook says Mayor of London's plans for an Ultra Low Emissions Zone should be made 'bigger, stronger and more effective'

Writing for local website Greenwich.co.uk, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich Matthew Pennycook has called for Boris Johnson to improve his limited plans for an Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ),...

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At a meeting of the Greenwich and Woolwich Labour Party, Len Duvall AM hosted a debate on priorities and policies for Labour's next candidate to be Mayor of London.

The debate was followed by lively discussions among those in attendance, during which a range of ideas:

  • Re-zoning Woolwich Arsenal station from Zone 4 to Zone 3/4.
  • Extending the Ultra Low Emission Zone to include the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
  • Improving the reliability of bus services and increasing the number of cross-river routes in the east of the city
  • More homes that are truly affordable to rent or buy.
  • Make paying the London Living Wage a requirement for all contracts awarded by the Mayor.
  • Promote 'living streets' to encourage walking.
  • Capping letting agent fees.
  • Restoring neighbourhood policing to 2009 levels.
  • Establish a London-wide health body to ensure joined-up health policy.

These ideas and more will be forwarded to all contenders who have declared their wish to stand for Labour at the mayoral election in 2016.

Priorities for London

At a meeting of the Greenwich and Woolwich Labour Party, Len Duvall AM hosted a debate on priorities and policies for Labour's next candidate to be Mayor of London.

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We are supporting the campaign to rezone Woolwich Arsenal station from Zone 4 to Zone 3/4, a change that would bring Woolwich into line with other stations on the DLR and make it less expensive for local residents to travel in and out of central London.

Add your support to the petition to Boris Johnson and Transport for London here: https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-move-woolwich-arsenal-from-zone-4-to-zone-3-4-boundary

Campaign to rezone Woolwich Arsenal

We are supporting the campaign to rezone Woolwich Arsenal station from Zone 4 to Zone 3/4, a change that would bring Woolwich into line with other stations on the DLR...

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