Sidcup Conservative Action Team

left to right: Cllr Cheryl Bacon, Richard Diment, Cllr Mrs June Slaughter

Achievements

  • Revitalised Sidcup High Street and Station Road Quarter.
  • Successfully campaigned to prevent parking charges in roads off Sidcup High Street.
  • Secured funding for extra street trees across the ward.
  • Leading the way in trying to prevent fly tipping and litter problems across the ward.
  • Campaigned for improved services on the Queen Mary Hospital Site including, cancer therapy, dialysis treatment, outpatients and urgent care.
  • Secured new energy efficient street lights across the ward.
  • Supported residents with on-going planning issues and represented residents’ views against inappropriate development.
  • Campaigned for roads to be re-surfaced and for pavement improvements.
  • Worked with the Police and Safer Neighbourhood Teams on prevention measures and reducing anti-social behaviour.

Ongoing Campaigns

Sidcup Conservatives say B14 Bus service must improve

Many residents in Royal Park say that the B14 bus should be a lifeline but they are fed up with the poor service. The latest performance figures (Oct to Dec 2017) for the route show that nearly 30% of journeys run late and 7% of buses did not run at all. In recent years the B14 has been consistently the worst performing bus route in Bexley. The recent change of contractor for the B14 does not seem to have made any improvement. This is unacceptable.

If we are elected as your Councillors in May, we will make getting improvements to the B14 a priority. We will talk to Stagecoach, as the service provider, and Transport for London to see how you can get a better service.

Sidcup Welcomes New Cinema Proposal

Sidcup resident tell us they welcome the proposals for a new art cinema in Sidcup High St on the Blockbuster site. Sidcup Conservatives say this will be a welcome attraction to the High St.

Deputation to Retain Sidcup Library 

However, The proposed move of Sidcup Library to the former Blockbuster site at 106 High Street is a contentious issue for many in our ward. June Slaughter therefore agreed to sponsor the Sidcup Library Campaign Group to bring a Deputation to the Council meeting on 18th April. This enabled their spokesman to address the Council with their concerns including loss of services, reduced space and meeting facilities, loss of disabled parking and possible disposal of a purpose built library building,  and we wait to know the outcome of the Deputation. 

 

Cllr Cheryl Bacon

I live with my family in Sidcup. I want to ensure that our area remains a clean, safe place to live and work.
Bexley and Sidcup is growing, we need more good quality homes, for families, young people starting out, and for supporting those who need our care. We need to safeguard our police numbers and improve roads and rail.

I have supported investment in; Sidcup with the transformation of the High Street and Station Road; improved lighting; supporting cultural Sidcup and our super Rose Bruford and Bird Colleges; and providing care for those who need it most by investing in our social care teams.

In the next four years, I will be supporting investment in new technology, faster broadband, greener energy, bringing skills training to build our future in Sidcup. More investment in keeping Sidcup clean and making sure more children go to good and outstanding schools.

Richard Diment

I have lived in Bexley since 1986. My wife teaches at a local primary school. We have two children: both born at Queen Mary’s and educated at local schools.

I work in the building industry managing a training centre for roofing contractors. I am heavily involved in local community activities. I was a Parent Governor at my children’s primary school. I am a Governor of Oxleas NHS Trust where I’ve helped to improve services at Queen Mary’s and the setting up of Bexley Care, which is joining up health and social care across Bexley. I have also work with the Bexley Moorings Project Charity which supports vulnerable children across the borough.

If elected, I want to help make Sidcup the very best of places to live, to work and to visit and to ensure that Council Tax and Business Rate payers receive quality services and value for money.

Cllr Mrs June Slaughter

I am privileged to have been a member of Bexley Council since 1974, representing Sidcup residents throughout. Sidcup has been my home since 1975.

A retired solicitor, in my spare time I belong to several local groups including Sidcup Community Garden Group, Friends of Footscray Meadows, Sidcup Literary & Scientific Society and Lamorbey & Sidcup History Society.

Since I was first elected, I have held a variety of positions and am currently Chairman of the Licensing Committee. I have supported residents in a number of campaigns, such as “We Want Waitrose” and the group to save Old Farm Park.

I am particularly interested in Town Planning. I regularly assist residents in supporting or objection to Planning applications. I feel we must use the Planning Process to ensure better quality buildings. I firmly believe we should conserve Bexley’s historic buildings.