Eltham North

Conservative reforms lead to 49 additional PCs for Greenwich

Rising police numbers across Greenwich confirmed as Labour's claims of cuts revealed to be deeply misleading. Minutes of a council meeting in March confirm have confirmed that the implementation of the ‘Local Policing Model’ has led to an additional 49 Police Constables in the Borough.

Spencer Drury welcomes boost in saving in Eltham

Changes to the amount you can save and benefit from paying no tax announced by the Coalition Government came into force this week, allowing residents across Eltham to benefit from greater returns on their savings.

Secretive Council refuses to publish Greenwich Time defence

Greenwich Council have refused to publish their defence to Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) of their propaganda rag ‘Greenwich Time’

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.

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