Eltham West

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.

Labour try to introduce mobile phone only parking charges by the back door

Question: If you were a Labour Council, how do you introduce mobile phone only parking charges in Eltham? Answer: Only advertise them in Woolwich.

Borough Ad campaign ignores Eltham

Conservatives have criticised a £50,000 Council ad campaign to promote tourism in Greenwich Borough, after it ignored the historic attractions of Eltham. A report on the campaign was considered at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Council outlines vision for Woolwich but can’t answer ‘What went wrong’ in Eltham?

At a Council meeting this week, Councillors discussed plans for development on the Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich and in Charlton, but were left asking ‘what went wrong’ in Eltham.

Conservatives welcome renewal of Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street

Eltham Conservatives today welcomed the announcement that the Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street has been renewed within the six month deadline. This is a much improved situation from Autumn 2012 where the Labour Council’s incompetence left the High Street without a zone for two weeks until Conservative Councillor’s protests spurred them into action.

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.

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.

Conservatives maintain pressure over the Coronet

At the October Council meeting, Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury maintained the pressure on Greenwich’s Labour Council through questions about the rebuilding of the Coronet Cinema site.

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.

The Kibrooke development continues

Kidbrooke as an area has been undergoing large-scale change in recent years, and now with the chimney stack from the Ferrier taken down it seemed to be a good opportunity to look at the Kidbrooke developments.

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