Eltham

Cllr Spencer Drury joins David Cameron in Supporting Small Business Saturday

Greenwich Conservatives are asking for the end of Greenwich Council's 'Pavement Tax' at the Council meeting tonight. This is part of a national programme to support small business which is being promoted by the Prime Minister.

Secretary of State backs call for greater openness in Greenwich

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has backed calls to open up Greenwich Council meetings to greater public scrutiny.

Claimant number for Job Seekers Allowance fall across Greenwich

As unemployment falls nationally Greenwich has seen the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) fall substantially. Broken down by constituency, numbers claiming JSA in Eltham have fallen 15.2% in the last quarter, with falls of 14.3% in Greenwich & Woolwich and 8.7% in Erith and Thamesmead.

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.

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