Cabinet Member asked to think again on Quietway Scheme

The Overview & Scrutiny Call-In Sub-Committee voted last Thursday to unanimously support our call for the Cabinet member responsible to reconsider the proposed Greenwich to Bexley Quietway Scheme. The scheme, which would run from Eltham Park South to Well Hall Road via Eltham Park Gardens and Dunvegan Road, even failed to gain the support of… Read More »

Changes to Blue Badge system following questions from Eltham Councillor

Greenwich Council have announced changes to the system for awarding Blue Badges following public questions by Eltham Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury.  The changes reflect concerns being raised about the switch to online only applications being expressed by many residents and introduce some face to face help for those trying to fill the forms in. There… Read More »

Orangery Lane Application Rejected Again

On Monday, the Planning Board rejected the new application for the site at 10 Orangery Lane unanimously. The new development had undergone very minor changes and did not reflect the feedback the developer or architect had been given, by the public at a consultation meeting held by Cllr Charlie Davis in August, or the reservations… Read More »

Mayor’s figures suggest Eltham Police Station should remain open

An Eltham Councillor has revealed that figures released by the Mayor of London to justify the closure of Eltham Police Station actually prove it is busier than Plumstead and other neighbouring stations.   In Cllr Spencer Drury’s response to the Mayor of London’s Public Access and Engagement Strategy (which includes a plan to close and… Read More »

History of the Progress Estate book published

Progress Resdients’ Association member Keith Billinghurst has published a book about the Estate and its place in the history of housing. The writing of and research for the book was supported by Greenwich Council through the ward budget scheme as Eltham North Ward Councillors allocated funds to support Keith’s research. The book looks at the… Read More »

Sainsbury’s applies for late licence to serve alcohol

Residents might be interested to know that Sainsbury’s in Eltham have applied for a late licence to serve alcohol until midnight from Monday to Sunday.  This is an extension from the 11pm which it is currently allowed to serve alcohol until and unfortunately, it appears there is no clear explanation for this application in the… Read More »

Mayor of London is holding up Eltham High Street works

At the Meeting of Royal Borough of Greenwich Council last night (Wednesday 19th July) Labour’s Cabinet Member for Transport admitted that the failure to install a new pedestrian crossing at the top of Eltham High Street at the junction with Footscray Road is the result of delays by the Mayor of London’s (Sadiq Khan) Transport… Read More »