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University of Greenwich to close Avery Hill Campus’ Mansion Site

It has been announced that the University of Greenwich is to close and sell off the Mansion Site section of the Avery Hill campus, mainly as a result of the move of various university Departments to the Stockwell Street development in Greenwich Town Centre.

Supermarket chain’s Porcupine appeal rejected

An appeal by supermarket chain LiDL against Bromley Council’s decision not to approve its plans to demolish Mottingham’s Porcupine Pub has been rejected by the Planning Inspectorate. The move follows more than 20 months of campaigning by Mottingham Residents Association and local residents, backed by Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill and local councillors.

Eltham politician wins national teaching award

Eltham Conservative Parliamentary candidate and local teacher, Cllr Spencer Drury has won a prestigious national award for teaching excellence in AS level Government and Politics.

Matt Hartley launches Sort It, Southeastern consumer campaign

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Matt Hartley has launched a new consumer campaign to bring about change in the “atrocious service” that local commuters receive from Southeastern trains. 

Tackling London's patchy mobile problem

London MEP Syed Kamall launches a hi-tech campaign to tackle poor mobile reception in parts of London.

“Confusion, Hypocrisy and Misrepresentation”: Council’s response to closing historic Club

Campaigners fighting for the Rochester Way Club in Eltham to be re-opened after the council suddenly closed it earlier in the year, were given two contrasting answers from Labour Councillors at the Full Council on Wednesday.

Siebert Road petition

Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives have welcomed the petition organised by residents calling on TfL to install pollution and noise barriers along the residential sections backing on to the A102.

Berkeley Homes brief Conservatives on Kidbrooke Village development

This week Cllr Spencer Drury, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Eltham constituency met with Berkeley Homes to discuss progress so far on the Kidbrooke Village and the way that they hoped the rest of the development would go. This followed a visit by Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning to the development earlier in the week.

'Restore our War Memorials' Campaign forces Council to commit to restoration

Following a high profile campaign to restore Greenwich’s war memorials led by Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Spencer Drury, Greenwich Council has committed to the restoration of the borough's war memorials according to statements made on Wednesday by the Council Leader and Cabinet Member. The Councillors’ statements are a tacit admission that the war memorials remain in a poor state, but as the restoration plan has not been published, it is hard to judge whether this is a serious attempt to address the problem or a press release rushed out prior to Remembrance Sunday.

Spencer Drury: “Don’t just focus tourism spending on Greenwich Town Centre”

Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury has criticised Labour run Greenwich Council's decision to focus all of its tourism budget on Greenwich town centre.

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