Council officers recommend new riverboat pier for Greenwich Peninsula

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Council officers have recommended that plans for a new riverboat pier and restaurant on the Greenwich Peninsula are approved by councillors when they meet next month. The pier would be placed on a jetty next to the InterContinental hotel next to the O2, on the west side of the peninsula. It would be built to […]

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  • ‘You cowards’: Greenwich Council’s cabinet backs social care charge hike

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    Greenwich Council’s cabinet were branded “cowards” as they voted to impose new social care charges on Wednesday night, despite a last-ditch plea by campaigners to abandon them. The changes, which aim to claw back £1.6m in adult social care costs, are part of the council’s budget plans for the next four years. Jenny Hurst, who […]

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  • Planning inspector backs 13-storey block next to Greenwich ecology park

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    A planning inspector has approved plans to build a 13-storey block next to the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, 15 months after Greenwich councillors threw out the scheme. Developers Taylor Wimpey and Countryside already had outline permission to build on Plot 201 at Greenwich Millennium Village site, but required detailed permission to build the 65-flat block […]

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  • Greenwich Park’s Euro 2020 fan zone gets green light despite transport worries

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    Greenwich councillors have approved plans to host a Euro 2020 fan zone for 30,000 people in Greenwich Park this summer – despite worries over whether the area’s transport infrastructure will be able to cope. Up to 12 matches will be shown on big screens in the park in June and July at the north end […]

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  • Resign now, Greenwich Council leader tells convicted Labour councillor

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    Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe has told a Labour councillor to resign after she was found guilty of two charges of housing fraud. Tonia Ashikodi, a councillor for Glyndon ward, was convicted yesterday at Inner London Crown Court on two charges of fraud by misrepresentation after she applied for council housing in October 2008 and […]

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  • Greenwich Labour councillor Tonia Ashikodi found guilty of housing fraud

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    Breaking news: A Greenwich Labour councillor who applied for and accepted council housing while owning three other properties has been found guilty of two charges of housing fraud by a jury at Inner London Crown Court. Tonia Ashikodi, who represents Glyndon ward, did not declare that she owned two houses in Thamesmead and a flat […]

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  • ‘Political colluding’ could have led to Greenwich councillor’s fraud trial, jury told

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    “Political colluding” could have resulted in a Greenwich Labour councillor being charged with housing fraud, a jury heard today. Summing up in the trial of Tonia Ashikodi, the Glyndon ward councillor who is facing two charges of fraud, her defence counsel Notu Hoon referred to an allegation that council housing data had been breached. He […]

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  • Greenwich councillor and father not guilty of perverting course of justice

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    A Greenwich councillor and her father have been found not guilty of perverting the course of justice, a week into a housing fraud trial. Judge Benedict Kelleher directed the jury at Inner London Crown Court to acquit Tonia Ashikodi, 30, and her father Tony, 50. He told the jury there was insufficient evidence to continue […]

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  • Greenwich councillor ‘let out rat-infested house while a council tenant’

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    A Greenwich Labour councillor was the landlord of a house which was “infested by rats” while occupying a council home in Plumstead, a jury heard today. Tonia Ashikodi wrote to a tenant requesting possession of the home in Nickleby Close, Thamesmead, from 1 October 2014 to enable repairs to be carried out, the prosecution said. […]

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  • Ikea sorry after claiming to have helped create Greenwich ecology park

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    Ikea has apologised after a display in its east Greenwich store wrongly claimed that it had assisted in created the nearby Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, which has been a popular community feature for 18 years. The display claimed the Swedish retailer played a role in establishing the park, a haven for wildlife next to the […]

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