Eltham

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.

A fresh start for Greenwich - Our manifesto for the Royal Borough

Greenwich Conservatives have presented our manifesto for the 2014 local elections, which take place next week. "A fresh start for Greenwich" sets out the priorities of a Conservative administration, and our plan of action for making a positive difference for residents.

Claimant Count Falls Again in Greenwich

Figures realised on the 16th April show that the number of people claiming benefits has again fallen in Greenwich as more people find work and unemployment continues to fall thanks to the Conservatives Long-Term Economic Plan.

Cllr Spencer Drury collecting first prize in the Men in Sheds raffle

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury attended the Men in Sheds open day with Eltham West candidate Charlie Davis just over a week ago. As usual he bought a raffle ticket, but not like normal, he actually won. Today he picked up the fully planted wheelbarrow which had been made in the Men in Sheds workshop on Sherard Road.

Revealed: Labour lets down Eltham and Kidbrooke over DLR

Answers to questions from Greenwich Conservative councillor Spencer Drury and GLA member Gareth Bacon have revealed that Labour-run Greenwich Council never presented a key report on a DLR extension for Eltham to the Mayor of London or TfL despite a blaze of publicity on the issue before the last set of General and Council elections four years ago.

Conservative councillors work with residents to save historical Eltham site

Conservative councillors Adam Thomas and Matt Clare working with Riefield Road Residents' Association, have managed to prevent the over development of 157 Bexley Road, after a further application was put in by developers for a 3 storey block of flats. 

The former Farm House of the original Avery Hill estate was set to be demolished and replaced with a block of flats.  The site at 157 Bexley Road

Leaseholders struggle as service charges soar

Greenwich Conservatives are suggesting that the Labour-run Council has been steadily raising the charges faced by leaseholders over recent years leaving many of them struggling to pay the amounts demanded. Despite Council claims that average charges for leaseholders have reduced by 7% over the last three years, in one Council block in Eltham, the charges are now over £1,000 having risen by 68% over the same period.

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