Coldharbour and New Eltham

Porcupine update: No rubberstamp for LiDL

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives have welcomed Bromley Council’s decision not to rubberstamp LiDL’s proposed demolition of the Porcupine Pub in Mottingham village. Cllr John Hills, Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst and 2014 candidate Matt Hartley have been supporting Mottingham Residents Association and the Save the Porcupine group in the campaign to save the pub from demolition.

Matt Hartley

Councillor for Coldharbour & New Eltham ward
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.
Phone number: 
07711 490298
Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

Borough Ad campaign ignores Eltham

Conservatives have criticised a £50,000 Council ad campaign to promote tourism in Greenwich Borough, after it ignored the historic attractions of Eltham. A report on the campaign was considered at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Coldharbour & New Eltham ward councillors launch new website for residents

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives have launched a new ward website and Twitter feed to provide two more ways to keep in touch with residents' views. The new ward website,, has been set up by Cllr John Hills, Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst and 2014 candidate Matt Hartley as a way of keeping residents informed about their work in the ward.

Conservatives support Save the Porcupine campaign

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives are supporting the campaign to Save the Porcupine Pub in Mottingham, which was recently closed down by the site’s new owners.

New candidate selected for Coldharbour and New Eltham ward

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Etlham Conservatives have selected Matt Hartley as a new candidate for the council elections due to take place in 2014.

Using Your Local Councillors in Coldharbour

Mandy, John and Neil have raised a wide range of issues on behalf of residents and are keen to help in any way possible. Did you know that your councillors can call for a licence review, if it is felt that an establishment needs to be called to account?

Councillors Pressure Labour Council To Do More For Local Shops

Your local Conservative Councillors Mandy Brinkhurst, John Hills and Neil Dickinson, have been lobbying Greenwich Council to do more to encourage businesses to open up on the Mound. Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst has asked questions at Full Council. For an estate such as Coldharbour, that is a bus ride away from any town centre, it is vital that there are local facilities for residents.

Cllr John Hills gets new pedestrian refuge island in Mottingham Rd

Three years ago, after residents in the Mottingham Road and Leysdown Road area approached ward Councillors with their serious concerns regarding accidents caused by speeding motorists exiting Leysdown Road, the ward Councillors approached Greenwich Council, and asked for a pedestrian refuge island to be installed in Mottingham Road.

Conservatives continue campaign to keep New Eltham tidy on litter pick

Conservative councillors from Coldharbour and New Eltham and Eltham South were out in force at New Eltham Library on a litter pick to keep the grounds of the library looking neat and tidy for users and the local community.


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