Eltham South

Labour’s policies hit our High Street shops

Conservatives are calling for Labour to change its decision to hike car parking charges yet again, after fears that they are seriously damaging High Streets around Greenwich.

Matt Clare joins the refuse team in Eltham

Eltham South Conservative Councillor, Matt Clare had the opportunity to join a refuse collection team for a shift in Eltham just after Christmas. 

Conservatives believe that the best way to really understand how a council works best, is to get out and experience the different jobs done by front line staff on the ground.  Conservative Councillor Matt Clare, who has represented Eltham South Ward for the last three years, previously spent a day in the council Call Centre and visited the materials recycling plant in Thamesmead. 

Victory for residents and councillors in preventing Avery Hill garden grab

Avery Hill residents and Eltham South councillor Adam Thomas were celebrating today after the Planning Inspector ruled against garden grab development behind 182-184 Avery Hill Road.

A Planning Inquiry had been held in November to consider the proposals for two new properties to be developed behind the existing home son Avery Hill.

Eltham South councillor helps out during PCC elections

Eltham South councillor Adam Thomas recently helped Conservative colleagues in the recent PCC in which the party won the highest number of new Police and Crime Commissioners - Adam is pictured speaking to voters about their concerns on crime and anti-social behaviour.

Conservatives stand up for Avery Hill residents on garden grab

Eltham South Conservatives Adam Thomas and Eileen Glover attended a Planning Inquiry meeting this week, to stand up for residents living on Avery Hill Road who had raised concerns about the potential of a garden grab development behind 182-184 Avery Hill Road.

Council leaves Eltham Town Centre without successful dispersal zone

Eltham Town Centre has been left without its successful anti-crime dispersal zone after Labour failed to renew it. After questions from Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury, it appeared that despite a request from the police to renew the initiative, the Labour party missed the deadline; Labour councillors did not however, miss the deadline to renew a dispersal zone in Woolwich.

Eltham community comes together on Remembrance Day

At Sunday's Remembrance Day parade in Eltham, all sections of the community came together to remember member of the British and Commonwealth's armed forces who have died during conflicts. With Armistice Day also being remembered today, the crowds were as large as always.

Avery Hill car wash development back on the table

Eltham South councillors have been informed that the owners of the Avery Hill car wash have submitted yet another application to redevelop the site, following the closure of the hand car wash that has operated on the site over the last 18 months.

Eltham South Conservatives secure funding for Avery Hill road safety

Eltham South councillors Matt Clare and Adam Thomas have secured council funding for a feasibility study for road safety measures on Avery Hill Road and Bexley Road.

Labour votes to cut affordable housing on Grove Market development

The controversial Grove Market development was back at Planning Board last Thursday, as the developer sought permission to reduce the amount of affordable housing it had agreed to provide as part of the development in October 2011.


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