Eltham South

Who should pay for the legal defence of Greenwich Time? Not me guvnor!

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare gives a view on who should be funding the Council's legal team who are being employed to defend Greenwich Time - one of only two weekly Council newspapers left in the Country.

Awards ceremony to celebrate our local schools

Greenwich Conservatives were pleased to support an event that celebrates the great work done in our local schools. The Council's Schools Celebration 2015 was an opportunity to honour those individuals who were nominated for their outstanding work to improve the outcomes for children in the borough

Holding Southeastern trains and Network Rail to account. Minimising disruption during London Bridge station redevelopment.

The poor performance of Southeastern trains has angered many Greenwich borough residents for a considerable time. The situation has worsened since Charing Cross bound trains have stopped calling at London Bridge.

Conservatives' Living Wage Incentive Scheme becomes council policy

Conservative councillors' proposal for a Greenwich Living Wage Incentive Scheme has been adopted as official council policy, with thousands of low-paid employees in the borough set to benefit as a result. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Cllr Matt Hartley proposed the Incentive Scheme, which would see one-off Business Rate discounts for employers who commit to paying the London Living Wage of at least £9.15 an hour to all their employees, in a motion for last night's council meeting.

Labour hide new housing sites from public view

At a Council committee meeting this week Labour Councillors voted to keep private the sites that they are planning on building on. The sites include some sheltered housing planned for redevelopment in April 2013 and others like the Rochester Way and Shepherds Leas where no public mention has been made of the plans previously.

University of Greenwich to close Avery Hill Campus’ Mansion Site

It has been announced that the University of Greenwich is to close and sell off the Mansion Site section of the Avery Hill campus, mainly as a result of the move of various university Departments to the Stockwell Street development in Greenwich Town Centre.

Tackling London's patchy mobile problem

London MEP Syed Kamall launches a hi-tech campaign to tackle poor mobile reception in parts of London.

'Restore our War Memorials' Campaign forces Council to commit to restoration

Following a high profile campaign to restore Greenwich’s war memorials led by Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Spencer Drury, Greenwich Council has committed to the restoration of the borough's war memorials according to statements made on Wednesday by the Council Leader and Cabinet Member. The Councillors’ statements are a tacit admission that the war memorials remain in a poor state, but as the restoration plan has not been published, it is hard to judge whether this is a serious attempt to address the problem or a press release rushed out prior to Remembrance Sunday.

Spencer Drury: “Don’t just focus tourism spending on Greenwich Town Centre”

Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury has criticised Labour run Greenwich Council's decision to focus all of its tourism budget on Greenwich town centre.

Conservatives promise more apprenticeships as existing scheme proves success

Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham Spencer Drury has welcomed new figures showing 530 new apprenticeships were started by people in the Eltham constituency last year. In total 2,550 new apprenticeships have been started in Eltham since 2010.

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