Eltham North

Conservatives canvassing in Eltham North this weekend

Conservatives canvassing in the Eltham Park area this weekend.  Eltham North Councillors Spencer Drury and Nigel Fletcher are pictured with Councillor Adam Thomas (Eltham South) and Matt Hartley (Chairman of Kidbrooke with Hornfair ward). 

Conservatives confirm results of parking survey

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury has established the results of the consultation on extending the Eltham Station CPZ.  The results are shown below. 

 

Conservative government frees Council from target-driven strait-jacket

At the Overview and Scrutiny meeting on Thursday evening (10th March), Conservative Councillors welcomed the end to many of the targets which the previous Labour government had set to measure the efficiency of Councils.

Getting a fair deal for Eltham residents on Highways

Conservative councillors were out in force last week to protect the interest of Eltham residents at the council’s Highways Committee.

Greenwich Council rapped over consultant's bills

In Cabinet papers published last week, the District Auditor agreed that payments to a consultant had broken European Union laws.  Sherlock Consultancy is run by Peter Sherlock and has helped the Council manage a range of building projects including the Eltham Centre and Charlton School.

 

The core findings of fault with the Council included:-

 

Report back on January's Council Meeting

The January Council meeting felt a lot like the calm before the storm as the proposed Council budget is bought before members in the next month (or so, as the date keeps being shifted).  There were serious items on the agenda and some which were relatively uncontroversial. 

 

Councillors Clare and Drury attend exhibition about Greenwich's plans for the future

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare (left) and Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury visit the exhibition about the Greenwich 'Core Strategy' at the Eltham Centre today.

Exam results in Greenwich

Over the last few years, Labour’s Greenwich Council has trumpeted great strides forward in terms of education in our schools based on rapidly increasing GCSE results.  However the latest measure published by the new Conservative Minister for Education Michael Gove suggests that this increase is an illusion and educational standards remain very much unchanged.

 

Parking in Eltham and Boris’ improvements to the High Street

At the Highways Committee meeting in December (ironically delayed from the 1st to the 16th due to snow blocked roads) Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury attended to speak about two items – the review of the controlled parking zones around the Eltham Centre/Station and the upgrading of Eltham High Street which is being funded by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

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