Middle Park and Sutcliffe

Cleaning up our streets

Local Conservative David Brinson writes: “Since I started campaigning to be a councillor, I have met numerous residents who share many of the same concerns. The state of their streets is probably one of the most talked about issues, with many people citing dog fouling, graffiti and littering as being especially big concerns.

Lido shambles continues

After the Council's failure to agree to public pressure to reopen the Lido earlier this Summer, Cllr Graeme Coombes sought a meeting with Council Officers to clarify the situation. This meeting raised more questions than it answered, and despite the closure, no work is taking place at the Lido with no prospect of anything happening in the near future.

Big Yellow Box Decision Ignored

The decision to ignore local opposition and allow a Big Yellow warehouse opposite the Clifton Roundabout was condemned by Eltham Conservatives. Local Councillors ruled against the plans, however, the project was approved by the Planning inspectorate in Bristol.

Middle Park praised

The work of staff and volunteers at Middle Park Community Centre was praised after a visit by David Gold. He had the opportunity to learn more about the packed weekly timetable and the restrictions imposed by health and safety regulations and lack of funding. David said: “Many people, young and old, rely on the Centre. It’s a vital resource.”

Eltham Green victory!

Residents forced Greenwich Council into a major U-turn after digging a path through the historic Eltham Green without any consultation. They were joined in their opposition by local parliamentary candidate David Gold, who also enlisted Nick Herbert MP, the Shadow Cabinet Minister responsible for the environment.

Conservatives keep up pressure over High Street

In August, Conservatives revealed that the Eltham Regeneration Agency (ERA) promised by Labour as part of their budget in February had still to employ a single person. The ERA was proposed as part of Labour’s budget and should have received £250,000 a year for four years.

Immigration concerns aired at public meeting

Residents packed a meeting to hear Conservative plans to bring an end to uncontrolled immigration. The Shadow Immigration Minister, Damian Green MP, was invited by David Gold, Eltham’s Conservative parliamentary candidate.

David’s survey of local people indicated this was their number one concern. The Conservatives would strictly limit

General Election 1997

1 May, 1997 (All day)
Election held 1st May 1997    

Conservative pressure reduces Council rents

In January, Greenwich’s Labour Council voted through a 6.2% increase in rents for Council tenants in the face of strong opposition from the Conservatives. Conservatives argued that 6% was too high and based on the wrong inflation figure, but Labour ignored the suffering this increase would cause.


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