Unanimous support to honour Dorothy Mepsted

Cllr Chris Taylor led a motion paying tribute to Dorothy Mepsted at last week's Council Meeting. The motion called on the Council to re-name Riverside House in Woolwich after the former Army Captain, special needs teacher and Councillor for New Eltham.


Even the Labour Party saw fit to offer a positive amendment to the motion which Chris was happy to accept. The Council as a body can now look at ways to honour hard working councillors from all parties.



Cllr Taylor (pictured right) said, “I was privileged to serve with Dorothy for four years on the Council, and learned a lot from her on how to serve my constituents well. Dorothy contributed so much to the borough through teaching and later as a Councillor in New Eltham for over 20 years.

"She served King and Country during the Second World War, raised a family and spent 20 years teaching children with severe dyslexia. I am proud of Dorothy’s record, and I hope that the Council can find a way to pay a permanent tribute to her contribution to the well being of the borough”.