Coldharbour and New Eltham

Conservatives launch campaign to Mend The Mound

The Conservative team in Coldharbour & New Eltham ward have this weekend launched a campaign to force the council to take long-overdue action to regenerate The Mound shopping area. The Mend The Mound petition is supported by local shopkeepers and comes at a time when residents are increasingly frustrated by the Labour-run council's neglect of the south of the borough.

Minister awards ‘community asset’ status to the Porcupine

Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis MP today announced that the Porcupine Inn in Mottingham has been awarded ‘Asset of Community Value’ status after it was nominated by Mottingham Residents Association as part of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) #ListYourLocal initiative. Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives have been supporting the campaign to save the pub from demolition by the LiDL supermarket chain, including helping residents on the Royal Borough of Greenwich side of the village to object to the plans.

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.

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.


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