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Government puts limit on Council’s leaseholder charges

Cllr Spencer Drury, Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham has welcomed a new law that will cap the amount councils can charge leaseholders for future repairs to their homes.

Big falls in unemployment across Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed new official figures this week showing big falls in unemployment across Greenwich.

In the Eltham parliamentary constituency there are now 767 fewer people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance than in July 2010, a fall of 34%. In Greenwich and Woolwich, there are now 1,024 fewer claimants, down 30% in the same period.

The White Headstone

Middle Park Estate resident Ron Strong has written about the sacrifice of our soldiers and with the centenary of the start of World War I upon us, we wanted to allow a wider audience to read Ron's words. Ron's piece below is entitled "The White Headstone".

Spencer Drury: major milestone in our economic plan means a brighter future for families in Eltham

Spencer has welcomed new figures showing the British economy is now above its pre-crisis peak, after Labour’s Great Recession saw the economy shrink by 7.2 per cent. The economy grew by 0.8 per cent in Q2 2014, up 3.1 per cent on the same period last year. This continuing growth means there are more businesses, creating more jobs, so that more families can have the security of a regular pay packet and the peace of mind for the future that brings.

Transport for London pledge action on overcrowded 108 bus route

Earlier this year local Conservative campaigner Thomas Turrell launched a new campaign to increase bus capacity between North Greenwich and the Blackheath Royal Standard. Last week Thomas met with Transport for London’s (TfL) Mike Weston, Director of Buses, John Barry, Head of Network Development, and a member of John Barry’s team to raise the issue.

Cllr Matt Hartley selected as Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich

Greenwich Conservatives have selected local councillor Matt Hartley as their new Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich.

Conservative reforms lead to 49 additional PCs for Greenwich

Rising police numbers across Greenwich confirmed as Labour's claims of cuts revealed to be deeply misleading. Minutes of a council meeting in March confirm have confirmed that the implementation of the ‘Local Policing Model’ has led to an additional 49 Police Constables in the Borough.

Spencer Drury: New Growth Deal means more jobs and security for hardworking people in Eltham

Spencer Drury has welcomed the announcement of new funding to support businesses and infrastructure in Eltham – helping local businesses to create new jobs and train more young people.

Spencer Drury welcomes boost in saving in Eltham

Changes to the amount you can save and benefit from paying no tax announced by the Coalition Government came into force this week, allowing residents across Eltham to benefit from greater returns on their savings.

New 'maths hubs' will make a real difference across Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed the news that several schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are to benefit from the government's new 'maths hub' scheme, the details of which were announced yesterday by the Department for Education.

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