Councillors call for action from Co-Op on rubbish in New Eltham

Conservative councillors have called for immediate action from the Co-Op regarding the high levels of rubbish in their New Eltham shop car park.

Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst, Conservative councillor for Coldharbour and New Eltham, sits on the Co-Op's representative committee and has requested immediate action from the company to clear the rubbish which is a blight on the New Eltham centre.

This is part of Conservative councillors' wider calls for greater attention and investment to be focused on the New Eltham village centre, which has included a litter pick as well as a village conference with residents and business owners to discuss ideas for improvements.

Cllr Adam Thomas, Conservative councillor for Eltham South ward (which includes New Eltham village centre) said, "I would like to see the Co-Op take more responsibility for its property.  This rubbish is on view to everyone using the shops in New Eltham and is an eyesore.  We have asked the Co-Op management to put in place immediately the appropriate arrangements for litter to be picked up, and for the site to be kept tidy."