Author Archives: Spencer Drury

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 »

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 »

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 »