Conservatives support police base in Kidbrooke Village

On Wednesday lead Conservative activists Phil Russell and Angie Begollari attended the last ever meeting of the Eltham West Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel.  The panel were reminded that since the closure of the Eltham Police Station, the Safer Neighbourhood Team now had to travel into their area from Mottingham.  Although this is a similar difficulty… Read More »

Labour Cabinet Member opposes long delayed Eltham Controlled Parking Zone?

At the November meeting of Greenwich Council, Eltham Councillor Spencer Drury asked the Cabinet Member for Environment, Sustainability and Transport about the failure to deliver a final plan for the proposed Eltham Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).  In response to Spencer’s question the Cabinet Member appeared to suggest that despite not yet seeing a report she… Read More »

Greenwich Council apologises over repairs service failings

At the most recent meeting of Greenwich Council’s Housing and Anti-Poverty Scrutiny Panel, senior officers apologised repeatedly for the failings of the housing repairs service. The sparsely attended meeting (only three Councillors and a tenants representative were present) focused on two particular areas of failure: The fact it was taking a long time to reduce… Read More »

Police Victory – Conservative pressure leads to Eltham Police commitment

Pressure from local Conservative Councillors has resulted in the Labour Council finally agreeing to help find space for local police teams in Eltham, after the Borough Police Commander described the lack of facilities in the Town Centre for them to use during their shifts as “ridiculous”. His comments and the Labour U-turn came during a… Read More »

Councillors protect Eltham’s woodland

As someone who values the beautiful woodland all around Eltham I was disturbed to learn recently that the Council is considering removing trees from the site of an old playing field and turning it over to a sports club. The site is alongside the Rochester Way, opposite Oxleas Meadow where there used to a scout… Read More »

New team and new look for Eltham Wimpy

Wimpy Eltham reopened its doors on Wednesday (November 3) with a brand-new look and a new management team at the helm. Experienced Wimpy franchisee and chef Nico Sokoli took over the restaurant in September, bringing it into a group of three other Wimpys he already owns in Welling, Orpington and Strood. His first priority was… Read More »

Petition Launched to ‘Back Eltham’s Police’

Eltham Conservatives have launched a petition calling on Greenwich Council to ‘Back Eltham’s Police’ and offer the local police teams a space in the Eltham Centre to be used during their shifts. The move comes with Eltham Police Station due to be closed this Autumn by the Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who first… Read More »