A law adviser whose centre's funding was scrapped is fighting for a place on Greenwich Council in this month's elections.
Terry Wheeler, 59, is running as an independent in Peninsula ward, promising to seek regeneration, help small businesses and come out against the council's unpopular pavement charge and service fees.
Mr Wheeler used to work at the Greenwich Community Law Centre, but its £196,000 funding was axed by the council in 2011. Mr Wheeler said he would campaign to keep the Trafalgar Road building as a community resource.
He said: "I am going to stand in the local elections as an independent candidate, who will fight to give residents of peninsula ward a say on the council, so that their objections to closure of services such as the law centre and other vital local issues will be heard and made known properly to the council.
"For too long, peninsula ward has suffered from lack of any real or any proper representation on Greenwich Council, and residents deserve to have their views put forward rather than them being swept under the carpet."