Eltham South

Report back on January's Council Meeting

The January Council meeting felt a lot like the calm before the storm as the proposed Council budget is bought before members in the next month (or so, as the date keeps being shifted).  There were serious items on the agenda and some which were relatively uncontroversial. 

 

Conservative Government provides funding to help Greenwich's elderly tenants

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has offered older tenants in Greenwich struggling to manage and heat their large family homes extra help to ensure that they can find smaller properties more suited to their needs.

Greenwich will get a share of £13 million to make it easier for those tenants wanting to move from larger family homes to smaller, more manageable homes, to do so.

Councillors Clare and Drury attend exhibition about Greenwich's plans for the future

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare (left) and Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury visit the exhibition about the Greenwich 'Core Strategy' at the Eltham Centre today.

Parking in Eltham and Boris’ improvements to the High Street

At the Highways Committee meeting in December (ironically delayed from the 1st to the 16th due to snow blocked roads) Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury attended to speak about two items – the review of the controlled parking zones around the Eltham Centre/Station and the upgrading of Eltham High Street which is being funded by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Conservative councillors help to keep New Eltham Library tidy

Conservative councillors Adam Thomas and Mandy Brinkhurst were out on Saturday morning helping to collect litter around New Eltham library.

Consultation opens on new proposals for former Avery Hill petrol station

Coast & Capital LLC have put in a third planning application to redevelop the former Avery Hill petrol station on the corner of Avery Hill and Eastnor Roads.

Councillors hear latest plans for Grove Market Development

After attending last weeks exhibition, Eltham South councillors Adam Thomas and Eileen Glover attended a meeting with Eltham Renaissance and their architects to get further details on how the scheme is likely to change.

First Resident Consultation Meeting for Sparrows Farm

Following Greenwich Council granting a new alcohol and events license to the student union bar at Sparrows Farm, Cllr Adam Thomas requested that the bar management fulfilled the conditions within the license agreement to hold regular resident consultation meetings.

Conservatives keep fighting for Eltham's parks

Eltham South councillors are regularly out and about looking at how the local area can be improved, we want to hear from residents who want to take a lead in improving their local area, as well as developing new community facilities such as allotments.

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