Eltham North

Marks and Spencer to close in Woolwich - what does this mean for Eltham?

Today the News Shopper revealed that Marks and Spencer are closing their store in Woolwich and substantially reducing their offer in Lewisham. These decisions come as Conservative warnings about the Marks and Spencer store in Eltham have been ignored by the Labour-run Greenwich Council.

Council apologises for "Misleading" criticism over Firepower museum

Greenwich Council has apologised for accusing a Conservative Councillor of "ignorance" over future plans for the Firepower Museum in Woolwich.

Cllr Spencer Drury collecting first prize in the Men in Sheds raffle

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury attended the Men in Sheds open day with Eltham West candidate Charlie Davis just over a week ago. As usual he bought a raffle ticket, but not like normal, he actually won. Today he picked up the fully planted wheelbarrow which had been made in the Men in Sheds workshop on Sherard Road.

Revealed: Labour lets down Eltham and Kidbrooke over DLR

Answers to questions from Greenwich Conservative councillor Spencer Drury and GLA member Gareth Bacon have revealed that Labour-run Greenwich Council never presented a key report on a DLR extension for Eltham to the Mayor of London or TfL despite a blaze of publicity on the issue before the last set of General and Council elections four years ago.

Leaseholders struggle as service charges soar

Greenwich Conservatives are suggesting that the Labour-run Council has been steadily raising the charges faced by leaseholders over recent years leaving many of them struggling to pay the amounts demanded. Despite Council claims that average charges for leaseholders have reduced by 7% over the last three years, in one Council block in Eltham, the charges are now over £1,000 having risen by 68% over the same period.

Government minister comes home to Eltham

Woolwich born Government minister, the MP John Hayes has come back to Eltham where he was brought up, to visit the renovated Tudor Barn and meet with the restaurant’s proprietor Marcus Luck , Local Conservative Councillors and members of the Progress Estate Residents Association.

Coalition Government forces Labour Councillors to end £100,000 pensions perk

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed the news that the government has decided to end Councillors’ gold-plated pensions which cost Council Tax payers in Greenwich £100,000 each year. For the last two years Conservative Councillors have proposed the ending of pensions for sitting Councillors, but despite arguing that cuts were forcing them to make difficult decisions, Labour Councillors voted unanimously to keep their expensive perk.

Conservatives attend Christian Life Fellowship Political Forum

On Sunday Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury and Blackheath Westcombe Councillor Alex Wilson attended a service and political forum with the Christian Life Fellowship based at The Borough Hall on Royal Hill. Spencer is pictured here with Pastor Joseph Boadu.

Eltham Councillors working to prevent flooding in their ward

Eltham North Councillor Nigel Fletcher has met with Council Officers to discuss the right action which might be taken to help residents at the eastern end of Crookston Road, whose properties are being regularly flooded by water draining off Oxleas Meadows.

‘Vague’ Parking Strategy aims to raise £2m

After months of waiting Greenwich Council has finally chosen to publish a ‘Parking Strategy’ which is so vague that it gives residents and businesses no reassurance at all that the Labour-run Council will not introduce parking charges on High Streets or residential roads at will.

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