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Reprieve for popular our of hours service Grabadoc

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed news announced today that NHS Greenwich CCG had agreed to ‘rewind’ the tendering process for urgent care and out of hours medical services in the Borough as a result of an error during the previous process. Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury raised serious questions about the process and asked the CCG and Labour Council to review it.

Conservatives' Living Wage Incentive Scheme becomes council policy

Conservative councillors' proposal for a Greenwich Living Wage Incentive Scheme has been adopted as official council policy, with thousands of low-paid employees in the borough set to benefit as a result. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Cllr Matt Hartley proposed the Incentive Scheme, which would see one-off Business Rate discounts for employers who commit to paying the London Living Wage of at least £9.15 an hour to all their employees, in a motion for last night's council meeting.

Tackling London's patchy mobile problem

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

'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.

Conservatives promise more apprenticeships as existing scheme proves success

Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham Spencer Drury has welcomed new figures showing 530 new apprenticeships were started by people in the Eltham constituency last year. In total 2,550 new apprenticeships have been started in Eltham since 2010.

Spencer Drury: new figures show Conservatives’ plan is delivering more security for families across the Eltham constituency

Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, Cllr Spencer Drury has welcomed new figures showing that 940 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance across the Eltham constituency since 2010, a 41% drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them.

Conservative policies mean more real jobs for families across the Eltham constituency

Parliamentary candidate Cllr Spencer Drury has welcomed new figures showing that 818 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Eltham since 2010, a 36% drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them.

Spencer Drury welcomes boost in saving in Eltham

Changes to the amount you can save and benefit from paying no tax announced by the Coalition Government came into force this week, allowing residents across Eltham to benefit from greater returns on their savings.

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