Eltham

Unemployment Falls Again

More good news on the economy came this week with news that unemployment has again fallen. The national unemployment rate is currently 7.7%, which is a drop of 240,000 in unemployment.

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like Eltham High Street and the Blackheath Royal Standard.

Labour's Hypocrisy on Zero-Hour Contracts

Greenwich Labour Councillors have attacked the use of zero hour contracts, despite the fact that Labour-controlled Greenwich Council itself uses them.

Tea and Cake in Eltham

Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 14:00
On Saturday Eltham North ward Conservatives will be hosting a tea and cake in the afternoon event at 2 Westmount Road. £5 for entry - please do join us. The event starts at 2pm and finishes at 4.30pm. If you would like the opportunity to meet with local Councillors please do join us.

Why democracy doesn’t work in Greenwich

A report back from Conservative Group Leader Spencer Drury on the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday. Much like the meeting, this is long, complicated and doesn't leave you feeling better at the end of it.

Councillor Fletcher at the Eltham Palace Medieval Jousting event

Councillor Nigel Fletcher visits the Medieval Jousting event at Eltham Palace.

Woolwich attack: Community must remain united

Greenwich Conservatives condemn the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, and join calls for the community to remain united following the attack.

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, www.CHNEwardteam.com, 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.

Council outlines vision for Woolwich but can’t answer ‘What went wrong’ in Eltham?

At a Council meeting this week, Councillors discussed plans for development on the Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich and in Charlton, but were left asking ‘what went wrong’ in Eltham.

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