Eltham North

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.

Supporting the elderly Irish community

Conservatives in Eltham North were pleased recently to show their support for a local charity working with older people in the Borough.  Irish Community Services runs lunch clubs for the Irish community in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley, and invited local Councillors to join them for their Christmas lunch at the Progress Hall in Eltham.

A Council Meeting of Agreement?

At December’s full meeting of Greenwich Council (15th December) there was superficially a lot of agreement between the Labour and Conservative Groups about the items on the agenda.  However, in reality this meeting was most probably the calm before the storm as the level of cuts required to deal with the legacy of Gordon Brown’s government starts to hit home.

 

Greenwich Council's Dog Control Plans: A Dogs Breakfast

Greenwich Conservatives recently revealed the failure of the Labour Council’s dog control orders.

In figures received as a result of a Freedom of Information request from Conservative Leader Cllr Spencer Drury, it is clear that:-

Greenwich Council's financial mess

At Tuesday night’s Cabinet meeting figures revealed that Greenwich Council’s budget was being overspent by £13.48m with another £3.5m in further pressures which could still make the situation worse.

 

Eltham North Councillors talk to residents on Dairsie Road

Eltham North councillors Spencer Drury and Dermot Poston, led a team this Saturday to talk to residents in Dairsie Road about their concerns over speeding cars as well as collecting signatures for a petition to present to Greenwich council.

The petition calls for the council to consider what traffic calming measures could be put in place on the road to make it safer, as well as full consultation with residents and Deansfield School. Residents also showed councillors Drury and Poston signs that local children had made themselves asking drivers to slow down.

Eltham North councillors talk to residents in Dairsie Road

Eltham North councillors Spencer Drury and Dermot Poston, led a team this Saturday to talk to residents in Dairsie Road about their concerns over speeding cars as well as collecting signatures for a petition to present to Greenwich council.

Greenwich Conservatives defend security of tenure for Council tenants from the Labour Party

In an often bad tempered Council meeting in Greenwich last week, Conservative Councillors found themselves defending security of tenure from an increasingly incoherent set of attacks by Labour Councillors.

The Labour Party’s Cabinet Member for Housing moved a motion criticising the Conservative approach to security of tenure which included a statement that:

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