Coldharbour and New Eltham

Cllr John Hills

2018 Council Candidate for Coldharbour & New Eltham ward

Cllr John Hills is standing for re-election in Coldharbour & New Eltham ward in the local elections in May 2018.  John was first elected to Greenwich council in 2000, when he won a by-election and has continued to be re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014; in total serving for 18 years, and being part of a team of three ward members since 2002. 

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Cllr Matt Hartley

Cllr Matt Hartley is standing for re-election in Coldharbour & New Eltham ward in the local elections in 2018.  Matt was elected to the council in 2014 and serves as Leader of the Opposition. He works for a national advice charity and spends much of his spare time working in the local community. He serves as a school governor at Ealdham Primary School and on the committee of the Friends of Fairy Hill Park. He is also a local credit union volunteer. 

Conservatives call for X161 bus route to spread Crossrail benefits

Local Conservative councillors in Greenwich are campaigning for a new ‘X161’ express bus route help tackle the borough’s north-south transport divide. The new ‘X161’ express route would run from Mottingham to Crossrail, via Eltham and Shooters Hill – aiming to spread the benefits of greater connectivity to central London to many more local residents.

‘One line, one terminal’ South Eastern rail proposal scrapped

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed confirmation that plans to introduce ‘one line, one terminal’ on the South Eastern railway network have been scrapped. Conservative councillors in the borough have been campaigning against the proposed change since it was first suggested in the Spring, including bringing Secretary of State Chris Grayling to Eltham during the consultation process.

Sadiq Khan closes Eltham Police Station, but Coldharbour Police Base wins reprieve

Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will go ahead with plans to close Eltham Police Station, despite significant public opposition and following the revelation that Labour-run Greenwich Council failed to oppose the move in its consultation response.

Conservatives call for ‘full review’ of Greenwich Council planning problems

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will put their proposal for a ‘full review’ of problems in the council’s planning department to a vote at the Town Hall, after a continued backlog in processing applications and several high profile errors in handling appeals.

Longer trains are ‘much-needed relief’ for Southeastern commuters

Greenwich Conservative Councillors have welcomed the announcement of 68 extra carriages for the Southeastern network, providing an additional 5,000 seats during the morning peak.

Roger Tester joins Coldharbour & New Eltham ward team

Roger Tester has been selected by local Conservative Party members to stand as a candidate in Coldharbour & New Eltham ward in the May 2018 elections, after sitting councillor Mandy Brinkhurst announced she will be stepping down after 12 years in the role.

Sadiq Khan plans to close Eltham Police Station and community bases

The Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to close Eltham Police Station, as well as local Safer Neighbourhood Bases in the borough. The news follows leaked emails revealed last month that showed the Mayor’s office has been planning the closures in secret since last December, despite this not appearing in the Mayor’s published Police and Crime Plan in March.

Boris back in Eltham to support Matt Hartley's MP bid

Boris Johnson visited Eltham High Street yesterday to give his backing for Conservative candidate Matt Hartley’s bid to become Eltham’s new MP.

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