Eltham

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.

Conservatives push road repairs and street cleaning up the agenda

Local Conservatives have successfully pushed road repairs and street cleaning up the agenda in Greenwich as the council's new four-year term gets started in earnest.

After the Dear Leader: Glasnost or a Kim-Jong Un style crackdown on democratic opposition in Greenwich?

Was the first meeting of Greenwich Council the start of a new, more open and positive era under new Leader Cllr Denise Hyland or a taste of even more partisan politics under the new intake of Labour Councillors with the goal of Greenwich becoming a 'one party state' in the mould of Newham or Barking & Dagenham? (Where every councillors is Labour)

Secretive Council refuses to publish Greenwich Time defence

Greenwich Council have refused to publish their defence to Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) of their propaganda rag ‘Greenwich Time’

Marks and Spencer to close in Woolwich - what does this mean for Eltham?

Today the News Shopper revealed that Marks and Spencer are closing their store in Woolwich and substantially reducing their offer in Lewisham. These decisions come as Conservative warnings about the Marks and Spencer store in Eltham have been ignored by the Labour-run Greenwich Council.

Biography of Woolwich West Conservative MP Kingsley Wood published

Last week “Making the Heavens Hum: Kingsley Wood and the Art of the Possible 1881-1924” was launched. The book focuses on Kingsley Wood's early career in the social, economic and political circumstances of the time. Wood was one of the LCC Councillors for Woolwich from 1911 to 1918 and then MP for Woolwich West from 1918 to 1943.

Local Conservative Leader meets with Cabinet Minister over flood victims

Last week Conservative Councillor and Parliamentary Candidate Spencer Drury met with Secretary of State Owen Paterson to raise concerns over the treatment of Eltham's flood victims by insurance companies. Spencer presented Mr Paterson with a note from residents and a letter summarising his concerns over the way residents had been treated.

Increase in primary school funding for Eltham revealed

A poorly worded question by Eltham’s Labour MP Clive Efford has revealed that the Coalition Government is spending £40m on providing new primary school places locally - £7m more than spent by the previous government.

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