Fence to be repaired in Eltham Park after years of lobbying

Eltham North Conservatives welcomed the decision of Greenwich Council’s Cabinet to repair the fencing around Eltham Park South (which separates it from the Warren Golf Club). 

 

The Cabinet needed to upgrade the fencing to retain the Green Flag status which had been awarded to the park last year.  The Cabinet also agreed to renew the fencing around the tennis courts (although there is some debate over whether some of the grass courts will be removed) and reconstruct some of the paths.  The total cost of the work is £133,340.

 

Local Conservative Councillors Dermot Poston and Spencer Drury have been campaigning for the repair and replacement of the fencing for some years.  This year alone, Spencer has raised the repair of the fence in Full Council and at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Spencer said “I think everyone will be pleased that the Council has finally found the funds to replace this fence with a metal fence which will provide a proper barrier between the golf course and the park.  The random bits of wood and metal barrier which have been there for years and I am pleased that our campaign has contributed to this eyesore being removed.”

 

“The Council now needs to work with the Eltham Park Café owners and the Friends of Eltham Parks to help bring even more life to our park.  Eltham Park South has been a real success, but I fear bureaucracy is starting to suffocate the great efforts that local people are making to improve things there.”