September 2010

Standing up for taxpayers: Cllr Spencer Drury welcomes cancellation of Labour’s council tax revaluation

Homes to be protected from wave of council tax hikes and ‘Big Brother’ inspections  Leader of Greenwich Conservatives, Cllr Spencer Drury has welcomed the new Government’s announcement that it is cancelling Labour’s plans for a council tax revaluation in England, saving families in Greenwich up to £287 a year in local tax hikes.

Conservative Councillor opposes redevelopment of Greenwich Market at Appeal


On the 9th of September, Eltham North Conservative Councillor and Planning Board member Dermot Poston spoke at Greenwich Hospital’s appeal against the Council’s decision to deny planning permission to its redevelopment of Greenwich Market.


Eltham North Councillor Objects to late night licence

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury has written to object to the licensing application for the Eltham Terrace Club (2a Well Hall Road, London, SE9 6SF) which has recently asked the Council to allow the following activities:-

Greenwich has most dangerous roads in London for child accidents

Recent analysis undertaken by the independent camapaign organisation Road Safety Analysis has found that 1 in 442 children in Greenwich have a serious road accident, the highest of all the London boroughs. 

"Meeting residents at Fairy Hill Fayre"

Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst (left) and Cllr John Hills (centre) with local residents at the Fairy Hill Fayre.

Council still has more to do to help children in care


This month saw the publication of Ofsted’s report on Greenwich Council’s children’s services and how they looked after children in care.


While the report highlighted some improvement in services it also highlighted a number of areas for further improvement. 


Canvassing in Kidbrooke with Hornfair

David Gold, Cllr Drury, Cllr Dickinson and other team members asked people living along Wricklemarsh Road and Eastbrook Road the ideas which the new Conservative lead Government has brought in.

Councillor joins in the fun at Well Hall

Cllr Adam Thomas enjoys the performances at the Well Hall Family Fun Day on the August Bank Holiday, having just bought the 2011 Friends of Well Hall Pleasaunce calendar. 

Conservative councillor gets phone box fixed

Conservative councillor Adam Thomas has lobbied BT to fix the phone box on Footscray Road, opposite Green Lane.  The box had been vandalised and after registering a number complaints, Adam contacted senior figures within BT to raise his concerns about the delay in repairing the box. 


Conservative councillors stop mast on Court Road

Conservative councillors Matt Clare and Adam Thomas were pleased to be informed on Friday that the proposed Telephonica O2 UK phone mast for the corner of Court Rd and Middle Park Avenue has been refused permission by Greenwich Council.  Planners also informed the applicants that the council now considers this a site inappropriate for siting phone masts. 

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