Eltham North

Cllr Drury responds to dog control orders consultation

This weekend Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury responded to Greenwich Council’s consultation on introducing new dog control orders. These rules will fine people who allow their dogs to foul the borough but fail to clean up after them and will require all dogs to be on a lead except in certain specified places.

Eltham North Councillors at Great Get Together

Eltham North Councillors Spencer Drury and Nigel Fletcher attended the Great Get Together at the old polytechnic ground where Blackheath Rugby Club now play.  It was a beautiful sunny day - so almost no one came in to speak to their Councillors!

News from around Eltham North

Cllr Dermot Poston attended the Annual General Meetings of the Friends of Eltham Park and the Eltham Park Residents’ Association. One of the topics raised there was the replacement of the mini-roundabout outside
the Conservative Office on Westmount Road with another speed table. Your Councillors have been working to ensure that the consultation is properly conducted after some confusion about the dates of the meetings.

Methadone Clinic in Eltham?

May's SEnine magazine (www.senine.co.uk) carried an article about the establishment of a methadone clinic on Well Hall Road near to the station. The plans apparently meant that a 24 hour drug clinic would be created away from the main chemists to allow addicts to get their drugs in private.

ACE - Cllr Drury reports back

Last night I attended a meeting of the Association for Commerce in Eltham which brings together traders in the High Street to discuss issues that are important to them. The main part of the meeting was a question and answer session with the local MP Clive Efford, the Editor of SEnine Mark Wall and the Town Centre Manager Alison Harris.

Consultation delayed: update

In an update to the consultation which was mentioned in the previous post, it appears that the Council has fallen somewhat behind schedule on this issue. 

Cllr Spencer Drury received confirmation that the letters had not been sent out last week but that they should be sent to local residents next week (week beginning 6th April). 

Speed Table proposed for Westmount Road

Greenwich Council are currently sending out a consultation document to ask residents about their opinions concerning the construction of a speed table at the junction of Glenlea Road and Westmount Road (where there is currently a mini-roundabout). 

Glass used as grit is still laying on the street

Earlier this month a local resident alerted me to the fact that the Council was using small pieces of glass as grit when the snow fell.  I raised this and it went in many of the local papers where residents from across the borough outlined why they thought it was a stupid idea, including it will stick to your shoes and scratch wooden floors, kids will make snowballs with it in and it will puncture bike tyres.  One of the other problems is that it isn't being cleaned up and on Saturday I found some of this laying on the pavement and in the roads around Blackheath Westcombe ward - I wonder ho

Labour reject Conservative proposals for increased police numbers and reduced council tax

At Wednesday's Budget meeting Labour and Liberal Democrat members voted against Conservative proposals to create a ‘Town Centre Police Team’ in the borough and to reduce Council Tax.

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