Eltham short changed on Highways improvements

Eltham residents have been short changed by Greenwich Council on highways improvements this week. The council's Labour dominated Highways Committee signed off on over £1.5 million of identified highways improvements, cycle lane enhancements, bus stop improvements, 20 mph zones and road safety projects. The funding comes from TfL and is designed to be spent on different capital projects across the borough. However with election year looming the Labour council has again chosen to ignore Eltham in favour of Woolwich, Greenwich and Thamesmead. The committee identified £1,628,000 of named projects, of this funding over 75% of the money, totalling almost £1.3 million, has been allocated to projects in the north of the borough, with a pitiful £370,000 for Eltham and south of the borough. Conservative councillor Adam Thomas said, "Some may think that this allocation appears to be a cynical attempt by Labour to favour the north of the borough, over the needs of residents in Eltham and the south. "Conservative councillors have been raising concerns about the need for funding of 20 mph zones, road safety measures and highways improvements, but it appears that Labour doesn't care about the south of the borough.  Again Labour appears to be happy to take Eltham taxpayers money, but we see little back in improved and safer roads."  You can access the full funding allocations here:http://committees.greenwich.gov.uk/documents/s26329/Appendix%201.pdf