Local Councillor attends street party in Glenhouse Road

Residents of Glenhouse Road in Eltham enjoyed the summer sunshine this afternoon as they held a street party.   The event was run and organised by residents but had originally attracted a £430 charge from Greenwich Council for the road closure process. Residents contacted their local Eltham North Ward Councillors and Spencer Drury spoke with Council Officers on their behalf. As a result of Spencer’s conversations with Council officers, the £430 fee was waived.   Spencer said “I was so pleased to be able to help with this excellent event. It was great to see Glenhouse residents out enjoying the weather and the street party had a real sense of community. I do hope that other streets in Eltham North and across the borough will also hold street parties, especially on 18th July, which is when the Big Lunch is taking place.  It really creates a sense of community and encourages neighbours to get to know one another.”   Details of the Big Lunch can be found at http://www.thebiglunch.com/index.php