05 December 2011

The future is bright for Greenwich

By Matt Hartley, Greenwich resident

Greenwich has plenty going for it - a rich heritage, a thriving local economy and most importantly of all, a real sense of community spirit.
   
We have seen many improvements in the borough in the time that Boris has been Mayor. 

Crime is a massive issue for us, and we really notice the increase in police officers Boris has delivered.
 
This has helped reduce crime in the borough by more than 15%, making the area feel safer for everyone who lives and works here.

As a commuter I am a big fan of Boris’s Oysterisation of the train network, which is a real time saver when running to catch the train. In the north of the borough Boris has helped to increase the capacity of the DLR by 50%, meaning that it can carry more passengers. There are also more bus routes, such as the 132 from Eltham to Bexleyheath.
   
As Mayor, Boris has also done a lot to help the environment in Greenwich, by awarding £400,000 of funding to improve Avery Hill Park and also helping the borough to create 51 green spaces for people to grow food.
   
The future is looking bright for Greenwich too. Not only are we an Olympic borough, but investment in the area (such as the two new Crossrail stations at Woolwich and Abbey Wood and the extension of Cycle Superhighway 4 into Greenwich) means that thanks to Boris, the area will continue to prosper in 2012 and beyond.
   
For these reasons and many more, I will be backing Boris next May to help make sure that Greenwich – and London – keeps moving forward.

To find out more about what how Boris is delivering for Greenwich, visit www.backboris2012.com/where-you-live/Greenwich

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