Greenwich Council to build homes on Well Hall Road garage site

This evening Greenwich Council’s Cabinet will agree a programme of housebuilding which includes plans for new homes on the site of the garages beside the low rise flats on Well Hall Road.  The “New Council Housing Delivery Programme” initially looks to approve the building of new Council homes on five sites, one of which is… Read More »

Labour say Eltham Police Station purchase comes from Alice in Wonderland

Greenwich Council fails Eltham’s residents with negative attitude to policing Conservative Councillors Charlie Davis and Spencer Drury have condemned the blinkered approach of Greenwich Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Community Safety as failing Eltham residents by refusing to buy the local police station or provide any other support for local police. At the December meeting… Read More »

Burglaries the focus at Eltham North’s police Ward Panel Meeting

On Thursday I attended the Eltham North Ward Panel meeting which is held quarterly by the local police.  This meeting was well attended, probably because of the rise in burglaries in Eltham which the police have struggled to stem. Although there were a lot of other items on the agenda and our local police team… Read More »

Late notice for road closure on Grangehill Road

Residents of Grangehill Road were informed today that a section of their road will be closed from 8am to 9.30am and from 3pm to 4pm to “encourage parents/carers and the school community to engage in more sustainable ways to travel.” The closure is part of a new ‘Schools Streets’ trial which the Royal Borough of… Read More »

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 »