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Labour’s team in Horn Park is leading the campaign to re-open the Source medical centre in Sibthorpe Road, after it was closed in 2016 because of the Tory Government’s NHS cuts, despite dealing with over 5,000 patient visits a year. 

Along with Eltham MP Clive Efford, the local councillors for Horn Park – Ian Hawking, Christine May and Mark James –  are demanding that the centre be re-opened.  Ian explains, “The Source was excellent value for money compared to the cost and delay of a visit to a GP or a visit to the local A&E”.  Christine added, “now people on Horn Park are being forced to wait weeks for an appointment with their GP and to travel long distances for vaccinations and minor injuries.” The Source was, says Mark, “a vital local service for parents with children and elderly and disabled people.”

Clive Efford believes that the Centre should be re-opened now “NHS services should be local and convenient for those who need them.  We campaigned against the closure in 2016 and now we are saying enough is enough – we need to re-open the Source now.”  

Over the next two weeks Clive and the team are delivering a short survey to every door on the Horn Park Estate asking people support the campaign and to let them know how the closure of the Source has affected them and their families.

If you live in Horn Park, then please let us know what you think about the Source.  You can go this by answering a few short questions at www.cliveefford.org.uk/thesource

With your help we will do everything we can to reopen the Source and bring health services back to Horn Park.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Clive launches campaign to re-open the Source

Labour’s team in Horn Park is leading the campaign to re-open the Source medical centre in Sibthorpe Road, after it was closed in 2016 because of the Tory Government’s NHS cuts,...

Clive has written to the local planners to set out his objections to plans being proposed by Transpoiort for London to develop their land close to Kidbrooke Station.

In his letter Clive raised his concerns about the scheme in relation to:

  • The lack of any plans to radically improve local transport.  Clive Stressed the need for a DLR station at Kidbrooke if we are to reduce the demand for road space on the already heavily congested roads around the approaches to the Blackwall Tunnel.  
  • The suitability of this site for housing.  It is located between the A102 and the railway, meaning that it will suffer from a great deal of noise and air pollution.The site is next to the busy Kidbrooke road junction which will add to these problems, particularly if the Silvertown scheme goes ahead with traffic management measures to prevent an increase of vehicles from outside of communities in Greenwich
  • The lack of adequate parking provision.  The Kidbrooke Village development allocated roughly one parking space for every residential unit which has been proved inadequate and caused severe problems for neighbouring communities.   The proposals for the Kidbrooke Station Square proposes only 0.22 parking spaces per unit – less than a quarter of what was provided in the Kidbrooke Village regeneration.  This is simply inadequate.
  • The site is over developed.  It comprises 650 homes and three blocks of 8 storey, three of 14 storeys and two of 24 storeys overshadowing even the controversial 21-storey block proposed for Kidbrooke Village.  When TfL first proposed this development, they announced it would provide 400 properties.   Now they are looking to cram another 250 people into higher and higher tower blocks.  This will present a vista of an unattractive wall of tall tower blocks visible from far away.  The view from Blackheath in particular will be intruded on by these blocks. 

Clive has asked the Coujncil to reject the proposals for all of these reasons.  To see a copy of Clive's letter, please click here.

 

Clive sets out objections to TfL's plans to develop land near Kidbrooke Station

Clive has written to the local planners to set out his objections to plans being proposed by Transpoiort for London to develop their land close to Kidbrooke Station.

Clive_Efford_MP_and_Hannah_Nixon_PSR.jpgClive attended a parliamentary event in July hosted by the world’s first dedicated economic payments regulator, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

Clive spoke with the PSR about its work to promote competition, innovation and protect the interests of those who use payment systems. The independent, statutory body outlined the work it has been doing to improve the way the payments industry operates in the UK. This includes opening up the market to greater competition by improving access to payment systems for new service providers, which ultimately leads to greater choice of innovative products and services and better value for money for consumers.

Clive was particularly keen to discuss the PSR’s work to address key issues such as protecting the current geographic spread of free-to-use ATMs across the UK and driving industry action to protect people against authorised push payment scams where a consumer is tricked into paying a fraudster. The work on preventing these scams and developing new consumer protections will bring real benefits to consumers from September.

Clive discusses consumer protection with the Payment Systems Regulator

Clive attended a parliamentary event in July hosted by the world’s first dedicated economic payments regulator, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR). Clive spoke with the PSR about its work to...


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