Eltham West

Labour forces through building over Sutcliffe Park

A controversial plan to build an indoor athletics track and car park over a large chunk of grass in Sutcliffe Park was forced through by the Labour Council’s leadership on Tuesday night. The plan was opposed by four Councillors (including both Conservatives) but rammed through by three Labour Cabinet Members and the whip (using his casting vote) after a 4-4 drawn vote.

Cllr Spencer Drury collecting first prize in the Men in Sheds raffle

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury attended the Men in Sheds open day with Eltham West candidate Charlie Davis just over a week ago. As usual he bought a raffle ticket, but not like normal, he actually won. Today he picked up the fully planted wheelbarrow which had been made in the Men in Sheds workshop on Sherard Road.

Revealed: Labour lets down Eltham and Kidbrooke over DLR

Answers to questions from Greenwich Conservative councillor Spencer Drury and GLA member Gareth Bacon have revealed that Labour-run Greenwich Council never presented a key report on a DLR extension for Eltham to the Mayor of London or TfL despite a blaze of publicity on the issue before the last set of General and Council elections four years ago.

Labour’s response to NHS consultation: Confused disengaged and late.

Labour-run Greenwich Council has produced a confused, disengaged and late response to the Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) consultation on urgent care in the NHS across the Borough. Conservatives have accused the Labour-run Council of not caring about this important consultation after its response focused purely on the walk in centres in the North of the Borough, and did not oppose any closure of Grabadoc and did not even mention the possibility of an out of hours urgent care centre in the new Eltham hospital.

Spencer Drury selected by Conservatives for Parliamentary seat of Eltham

Cllr Spencer Drury, Councillor for Eltham North and Leader of the Opposition on Greenwich Council, has been selected by the Conservatives to fight the Parliamentary seat of Eltham.

Dinner with Dermot

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 19:30
Cllr Dermot Poston was first elected to Greenwich Council in 1968. This year, he is retiring from the Council and Eltham Conservatives are holding a small party to celebrate his contribution to our area over the years.

Conservatives urge residents to support an ‘Urgent Care Centre’ in Eltham

Despite having the idea of including an “Urgent Care Centre” (or Minor Injuries Unit) in the new Eltham Community Hospital rejected by the Labour Council in July this year, Conservatives are urging residents to respond to the “Right Care, First Time” consultation where the option is being actively considered.

Update on Eltham Parking Zone consultation

Councillors Adam Thomas and Spencer Drury met with local residents at the start of December to discuss the consultation on the creation of a new, large controlled parking zone (CPZ) across the Eltham area. The proposed area includes parts of four different wards including Eltham West and Middle Park & Sutcliffe in addition to Eltham North and Eltham South (which Spencer and Adam represent).

Results of Dobell Road consultation mean road will not be closed

Greenwich Council have decided to extend the no parking restrictions at the junction of Dobell Road and Well Hall Road following a consultation with residents in the area. Other options for the junction were imposing a ‘no right turn’ or blocking the road off completely.

Eltham Lights Up but Plesaunce remains in the dark

After nearly a year of campaigning and pressure, Leader of the Conservative Group on Greenwich Council, Cllr Spencer Drury has this week won a victory in the battle to improve the lighting at the Well Hall Pleasance.

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