London Borough of Greenwich

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London Borough of Greenwich
Image:LondonGreenwich.png
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status London borough
Area
— Total
Ranked 302nd
47.35 km²
ONS code 00AL
Admin HQ Woolwich
Demographics
Population
— Total (2005 est.)
Density
Ranked 48th (of 354)
228,100
4,817 / km²
Ethnicity 77.1% White
11.1% Afro-Caribbean
6.8% South Asian
1.2% Chinese
Politics
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Mayor Cllr Harry Singh
Executive Labour
MPs John Austin
Clive Efford
Nick Raynsford
London Assembly
— Member
Greenwich and Lewisham
Len Duvall
Coat of Arms
Official website http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/

The London Borough of Greenwich is a London borough in southeast London, England.

Greenwich is one of five host boroughs for the 2012 London Olympics with events due to be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks (Shooting), Greenwich Park (Equestrianism) and the O2-former Millennium Dome (Gymnastics; Basketball).


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[edit] History

It was formed in 1965 by merging the former area of the metropolitan boroughs of Greenwich and most of Woolwich (with the exception of North Woolwich, north of the river, which became part of the London Borough of Newham).

The name 'Charlton' was briefly considered for the borough. <ref>Names for Nine New Boroughs of London. The Times. September 14, 1963</ref>.

[edit] Settlements

It includes the following areas:

The borough also includes parts of Deptford, Lee and Mottingham, along with small areas of Chislehurst, Sidcup, and Lewisham.

[edit] Transport

Within the borough are the following railway stations:

And the following London Underground/Docklands Light Railway stations:

[edit] Greenwich Council

Greenwich is administered by 51 councillors. The Labour Party currently has an overall majority on the council, holding 36 seats, with the Conservatives holding 13, and the Liberal Democrats 2. Labour has had a majority on the council since 1971.

The borough is divided into 17 electoral wards, each electing three councillors apiece. These were elected on 4th May 2006 for a four year term:

Abbey Wood 
Clive Mardner (Lab), Stephen Offord (Lab), Jagir Sekhon (Lab)
Blackheath Westcombe 
Geoff Brighty (Con), Alex Wilson (Con), Alex Grant (Lab)
Charlton 
Janet Gillman (Lab), Allan MacCarthy (Lab), Gary Parker (Lab)
Coldharbour and New Eltham 
John Hills (Con), Mandy Brinkhurst (Con), Chris Taylor (Con)
Eltham North 
Spencer Drury (Con), Dermot Poston (Con), Nigel Fletcher (Con)
Eltham South 
Peter King (Con), Eileen Glover (Con), Elizabeth Truss (Con)
Eltham West 
Michael Hayes (Lab), William Freeman (Lab), Raymond Walker (Lab)
Glyndon 
Don Austen (Lab), Paul Tyler (Lab), John Wakefield (Lab)
Greenwich West 
Maureen O'Mara (Lab), David Grant (Lab), Margaret Mythen (Lab)
Kidbrooke with Hornfair 
Graeme Coombes (Con), Norman Adams (Lab), Andy Jennings (Con)
Middle Park and Sutcliffe 
Brian Woodcraft (LibDem), Clare Morris (Lab), Paul Webbewood (LibDem)
Peninsula 
Mary Mills (Lab), Richard Quibell (Lab), Chris Roberts (Lab)
Plumstead 
Angela Cornforth (Lab), Kanta Patel (Lab), Sajid Jawaid (Lab)
Shooters Hill 
John Kelly (Lab), Danny Thorpe (Lab), Denise Hyland (Lab)
Thamesmead Moorings 
Peter Brooks (Lab), Jackie Smith (Lab), Peter Kotz (Lab)
Woolwich Common 
Beverley Jones (Lab), Rajwant Sidhu (Lab), Harpinder Singh (Lab)
Woolwich Riverside 
Barbara Barwick (Lab), Terry Hales (Lab), John Fahy (Lab)

At these elections the Conservatives gained three seats from Labour (two in Kidbrooke with Hornfair and one in Blackheath Westcombe) and one from the Liberal Democrats (Eltham South). Labour gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats (Middle Park and Sutcliffe) and one from an Independent (Abbey Wood).

[edit] External links

[edit] See also


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Sui generis: City of London

Enclaves: Inner Temple | Middle Temple

Coordinates: 51°27′N 0°03′Ecs:Greenwich (londýnský obvod de:London Borough of Greenwich no:Greenwich (distrikt) ro:Burgul londonez Greenwich simple:London Borough of Greenwich

London Borough of Greenwich

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