Eltham North

Local Councillor attends street party in Glenhouse Road

Residents of Glenhouse Road in Eltham enjoyed the summer sunshine this afternoon as they held a street party.   The event was run and organised by residents but had originally attracted a £430 charge from Greenwich Council for the road closure process. Residents contacted their local Eltham North Ward Councillors and Spencer Drury spoke with Council Officers on their behalf. As a result of Spencer’s conversations with Council officers, the £430 fee was waived.  

Conservatives welcome extra police for Eltham High Street

Conservatives welcomed news that two extra police officers have been assigned to Eltham High Street, which should allow officers from the Eltham North Safer Neighbourhood Team to spend more time dealing with issues in that ward.   A key pledge in the Conservative Manifesto for Council elections was to put in place police teams in Eltham and Greenwich Town Centres and following a request by Chairman of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel, Mr Terry Powley, confirmation was given by the police that they would be allocating extra officers to the High Street.

Reporting Back – Free tickets to the O2 and young mums don’t listen to Council shock!

Last night saw the first Overview and Scrutiny meeting since the Council elections. In theory this committee is the main body for scrutiny in the Council, but frequently its agenda is so dry that nothing of any great importance is revealed.   

Cllr Drury meets with residents of Sowerby Close

On Thursday morning Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury met with residents of Sowerby Close and Council Officers to discuss a number of on-going issues. Those raised with Spencer and the Council Officers included:-

Eltham Regeneration Agency: "Expensive PR exercise"

ELTHAM North Conservative Councillor, Spencer Drury, has dubbed the Eltham Regeneration

Improving Sowerby Close

Eltham North Councillor Dermot Poston has held meetings with residents of Sowerby Close to discuss the installation of cameras around the foyer area. Dermot met initially with resident representatives Terry Liddle & Stuart Blakely and subsequently held a further meeting in the Age Concern centre.

Standing up for residents over planning & licensing

Your Councillors have been active in fighting unreasonable planning and licensing applications for the ward. Spencer had little success in supporting residents to oppose an application to sell alcohol in the shop on Grangehill Road where the Council’s Licensing Committee completely reversed its previous decision. Dermot was more successful in opposing an application for long

Dermot Poston

Dermot was first elected to Greenwich Council in 1968, and stepped down from the council after a long and distinguished career in public service before the 2014 elections. Dermot was awarded an MBE in 2013 and the Freedom of the Borough in 2014.

Spencer Drury

Councillor for Eltham North ward
Spencer is a married father of two teenage children who lives on the Eltham side of Shooters Hill. Spencer was first elected to Council in 2002 and has served on Greenwich Council as a Councillor for Eltham North ward since that time. He was Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2006 and Leader of the Opposition from 2006 to 2015. Spencer works at Colfe's School in Lee where he is currently Director of Sixth Form and Head of the Government & Politics Department.
Phone number: 
0750 785 9184
Address: 
Town Hall, Wellington St, London SE18 6PW

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