Eltham West

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.

Plans revealed: Eight storey tower block for Grove Market Place

Eltham councillor Adam Thomas has discovered that new proposals for the Grove Market site will include a eight storey tower block. A planning application has been submitted by new owners Citygrove which will include 144 flats and only 49 parking spaces, as well as space for a restaurant.

Labour Council’s plans for a school in Eltham Park

The latest edition of the Eltham Park Residents’ Association (EPRA) newsletter carries a story concerning the re-allocation of Eltham Church of England School (frequently called Roper Street) to Eltham Park South. Behind the scenes Eltham Councillor Spencer Drury has made clear his opposition to this proposal, but as local residents are fully aware of the issue (meaning it is in the public domain), he has decided to comment.

Council's Planning Board decide on Huntsman application at last, but final word with the Planning Inspectorate

As Greenwich Council's Planning Board rejects the plans for Huntsman's Field, Cllr Geoff Brighty celebrates the decision, but notes that Council delays have taken the matter oout of the hands of local Councillors.

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like Eltham High Street and the Blackheath Royal Standard.

Labour end cinema dream for Coronet

Questions by Eltham Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury have revealed that new plans to set up a gym in the Well Hall Coronet signal the end of promises to reinstate any type of cinema in the building.

Council fails to listen to Eltham residents

Confusion reigned this month as Greenwich Council started a consultation about the demolition of the Grove Market Place on Eltham High Street and then gave permission for the developer to go ahead before residents had been heard.

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