Eltham North

Labour try to introduce mobile phone only parking charges by the back door

Question: If you were a Labour Council, how do you introduce mobile phone only parking charges in Eltham? Answer: Only advertise them in Woolwich.

Complaints about damp are washed away amid maintenance concerns

Residents at the Well Hall Tower block have suffered from a catastrophic failure of their water tanks this week leading to a massive flood flowing through the flats, leaving the lifts broken and electricity off. Life is slowly returning to normal this weekend, but concerns remain about the damage to residents’ property and the lack of maintenance at the block which led to it.

Borough Ad campaign ignores Eltham

Conservatives have criticised a £50,000 Council ad campaign to promote tourism in Greenwich Borough, after it ignored the historic attractions of Eltham. A report on the campaign was considered at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Council outlines vision for Woolwich but can’t answer ‘What went wrong’ in Eltham?

At a Council meeting this week, Councillors discussed plans for development on the Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich and in Charlton, but were left asking ‘what went wrong’ in Eltham.

Conservatives welcome renewal of Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street

Eltham Conservatives today welcomed the announcement that the Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street has been renewed within the six month deadline. This is a much improved situation from Autumn 2012 where the Labour Council’s incompetence left the High Street without a zone for two weeks until Conservative Councillor’s protests spurred them into action.

Conservatives welcome more police to Eltham

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury welcomes news from the Safer Neighbourhood Panel that Boris Johnson's changes to the police will bring more police officers to Eltham.

Spate of burglaries in Eltham North ward

Police warn Eltham North residents about burglaries in the area this week.

Labour put party politics before defending Woolwich Fire Station

At the late March Council meeting the Labour Party rejected Conservative attempts to reach a cross-party agreement on opposing the closure of Woolwich Fire Station in favour of political point-scoring. Conservatives fear that residents of the borough will suffer as a result of this poor decision making and irresponsible behaviour.

Conservatives criticise ‘poverty of aspiration’

Greenwich Conservatives have revealed that more children went to top universities from Bexley Grammar last year than from all of the Sixth Forms in Greenwich Borough put together.

Greenwich refuses to admit schools ‘require improvement’

Greenwich Council sees many schools as ‘satisfactory’ which are classified by the government as ‘requiring improvement’.

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