Following on from yesterday's look back at the first six months of 2018, we continue our review of the year with a round-up of the biggest news stories from the last six months.
Proposals to reduce cash for community initiatives have concerned councillors who fear Bexley's voluntary groups will be asked to do more with less resources.
Cash-strapped Bexley schools have been writing to parents asking for money for supplies, according to a councillor.
"Devastating" plans for a house of multiple occupancy in Sidcup have been approved despite pleas by residents.
"Serious concerns" have been raised following the rejection of a council-led housing scheme in Erith.
The row over council plans to concrete over green spaces across the borough to build houses rumbled on at a Tuesday meeting (June 26).