Eltham North

Undemocratic cutbacks for new schools

On Tuesday Labour's Cabinet Committee (composed of only three labour councillors) made the decision to cut various parts from the Building Schools for the Future programme, ignore problems in other areas and give the leader of the council sole responsibility for any other changes without him having to consult other elected councillors.

Councillors respond to Park Management Plans

This week Councillors Dermot Poston and Spencer Drury responded to the Council's Draft

Historical Artillery Display

After the ceremony to mark the departure of the Royal Artillery there was a display.

Cleansweep is not working!

Recent figures released by the Council show that Cleansweep is not working.

It’s Official – Report Puts Council Among The Worst In Country For Performance

CONSERVATIVES are calling for Labour Councillors to apologise to the public, after an independent review of the council's performance showed it to be among the worst in the country.

The Best Value Performance Review, looked at various measures across England, from education to street cleaning, and compared how well Greenwich is doing against other council's over the last year.

McDonalds Application for late night opening withdrawn

Eltham North Councillors were informed today that McDonalds have chosen to withdraw their application to open until 3am each week day and 5am at the weekends.  Eltham North Cllr Spencer Drury, who collected a petition of 250 signatures against the longer opening hours and presented it to a full Council meeting at the end of March said:

Councillor attends Lion Swimming Club AGM

On Sunday (25th March) Councillor Spencer Drury was fortunate to be invited to the Lion Swimming Club AGM.  The

No to McDonalds late licence

On Saturday, Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury, accompanied by other Eltham North activists and the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, David Gold collected 140 signatures on a petition objecting to an application by McDonalds for a late licence.

No money for Eltham High Street

It was revealed on Wednesday that the new Eltham Town Centre Manager, Alison Harris, has been allocated no money to help improve the High Street.  Despite Council boasts in their press releases when Ms Harris was appointed in December that:-

What democracy in Greenwich?

Review of the Year

The fact that the Conservative Party now control a quarter of the seats on the Council was ignored by Labour once the elections were over.

They refused to appoint Conservatives to chair any of the committees which are supposed to check on what the Labour Cabinet is doing.


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