Eltham South

Conservatives propose lower council tax rise, more help for the vulnerable & action on flytipping

Conservative councillors in Greenwich are set to oppose the Labour-run Council’s planned 2.99% Council Tax rise at a meeting on Wednesday night (28th February) – instead proposing a fully-costed budget alternative that would deliver a lower council tax rise, more support for vulnerable residents and action on flytipping.

Cllr Matt Clare

2018 Council Candidate for Eltham South ward

Cllr Matt Clare is standing for re-election in the local elections in Eltham South ward in May 2018.  Matt was first elected to Greenwich Council in 2010, and serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Transport and the Environment.

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Conservatives call for X161 bus route to spread Crossrail benefits

Local Conservative councillors in Greenwich are campaigning for a new ‘X161’ express bus route help tackle the borough’s north-south transport divide. The new ‘X161’ express route would run from Mottingham to Crossrail, via Eltham and Shooters Hill – aiming to spread the benefits of greater connectivity to central London to many more local residents.

Eltham South Community Litter Pick

Pat Greenwell launches Eltham South community litter pick with dozens of residents joining in

‘One line, one terminal’ South Eastern rail proposal scrapped

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed confirmation that plans to introduce ‘one line, one terminal’ on the South Eastern railway network have been scrapped. Conservative councillors in the borough have been campaigning against the proposed change since it was first suggested in the Spring, including bringing Secretary of State Chris Grayling to Eltham during the consultation process.

Sadiq Khan closes Eltham Police Station, but Coldharbour Police Base wins reprieve

Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will go ahead with plans to close Eltham Police Station, despite significant public opposition and following the revelation that Labour-run Greenwich Council failed to oppose the move in its consultation response.

Conservatives call for ‘full review’ of Greenwich Council planning problems

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will put their proposal for a ‘full review’ of problems in the council’s planning department to a vote at the Town Hall, after a continued backlog in processing applications and several high profile errors in handling appeals.

Longer trains are ‘much-needed relief’ for Southeastern commuters

Greenwich Conservative Councillors have welcomed the announcement of 68 extra carriages for the Southeastern network, providing an additional 5,000 seats during the morning peak.

Sadiq Khan plans to close Eltham Police Station and community bases

The Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to close Eltham Police Station, as well as local Safer Neighbourhood Bases in the borough. The news follows leaked emails revealed last month that showed the Mayor’s office has been planning the closures in secret since last December, despite this not appearing in the Mayor’s published Police and Crime Plan in March.

Boris back in Eltham to support Matt Hartley's MP bid

Boris Johnson visited Eltham High Street yesterday to give his backing for Conservative candidate Matt Hartley’s bid to become Eltham’s new MP.


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