Eltham North

Conservatives aim for Labour Council to withdraw its ‘Pavement Tax’

Greenwich Conservatives announced their intention to propose the abolition of the Labour-run Council’s ‘Pavement Tax’ at a meeting of traders from across the borough in East Greenwich last week. Conservative Leader Cllr Spencer Drury was joined by a representative of Federation of Small Businesses at the meeting where shops like ‘The Creaky Shed’ discussed the impact the charge would have on their businesses.

Plans revealed: Eight storey tower block for Grove Market Place

Eltham councillor Adam Thomas has discovered that new proposals for the Grove Market site will include a eight storey tower block. A planning application has been submitted by new owners Citygrove which will include 144 flats and only 49 parking spaces, as well as space for a restaurant.

Severndroog budget under pressure due to vandalism

The £1m budget for Severndroog Castle is likely to be exceeded due to vandalism as renovation work continues.

Labour Council’s plans for a school in Eltham Park

The latest edition of the Eltham Park Residents’ Association (EPRA) newsletter carries a story concerning the re-allocation of Eltham Church of England School (frequently called Roper Street) to Eltham Park South. Behind the scenes Eltham Councillor Spencer Drury has made clear his opposition to this proposal, but as local residents are fully aware of the issue (meaning it is in the public domain), he has decided to comment.

Boris’ reforms mean more police in Eltham

At a meeting of Eltham North Safer Neighbourhood Panel it was, once again, confirmed that the Mayor of London’s reforms to the police mean that the number of officers in our area has gone up.

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like Eltham High Street and the Blackheath Royal Standard.

Tea and Cake in Eltham

Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 14:00
On Saturday Eltham North ward Conservatives will be hosting a tea and cake in the afternoon event at 2 Westmount Road. £5 for entry - please do join us. The event starts at 2pm and finishes at 4.30pm. If you would like the opportunity to meet with local Councillors please do join us.

Why democracy doesn’t work in Greenwich

A report back from Conservative Group Leader Spencer Drury on the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday. Much like the meeting, this is long, complicated and doesn't leave you feeling better at the end of it.

Still lots of question following public exhibition on Grove Market

Conservative councillors attended the recent public exhibition of Citygrove’s new proposals for the Grove Market site on Court Yard.

While we have welcomed Citygrove’s proactive desire to demolish the site and clear the hazardous materials in the derelict buildings, we still have concerns about the proposals on which they are currently consulting.

Labour end cinema dream for Coronet

Questions by Eltham Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury have revealed that new plans to set up a gym in the Well Hall Coronet signal the end of promises to reinstate any type of cinema in the building.

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