About Us

Eltham Matters is run by two of Eltham’s many Councillors – Charlie Davis and Spencer Drury. Its focus is on the issues that matter to Eltham residents, although occasionally this means writing about decisions by the Woolwich-based Greenwich Council, the Mayor of London or national government.

Charlie, Spence and local campaigner Arthur out delivering the 2019 Annual Report

Cllr Charlie Davis

Charlie has recently been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Greater London Assembly in the Lewisham and Greenwich constituency for 2020.

Local resident Charlie Davis has been selected as the Conservative Candidate in Greenwich and Lewisham ahead of the London Assembly elections in May 2020.

Charlie has lived in the area all his life, living in Eltham and attending secondary school in Lee.

Charlie has represented the area he grew up in, Eltham North, on Greenwich Council since November 2016, when he gained the seat from Labour in a by-election. He is Deputy Leader of the Conservatives on the Council and the Opposition Spokesman for Regeneration & Community Safety. Charlie was previously the Opposition Spokesman for Sport, where he passionately campaigning for better sports facilities to increase grassroots participation and access to sport.

As a ward councillor, Charlie has campaigned to prevent the closure of Eltham Police Station by the Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan. 

Cllr Spencer Drury

Spencer is one of the three Councillors for Eltham North Ward.   

Spencer was first elected to Council in 2002 and has served on Greenwich Council as a Councillor for Eltham North ward since that time. He has worked with a range of excellent fellow Councillors over that period including Dermot Poston, Douglas Ellison, Nigel Fletcher and Charlie Davis. Spencer was Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2006 and Leader of the Opposition from 2006 to 2015.

Born in Woolwich, Spencer is a married father of two who lives on the Eltham side of Shooters Hill.

Spencer was first elected to Council in 2002 and has served on Greenwich Council as a Councillor for Eltham North ward since that time. He has worked with a range of excellent Councillors over that period including Dermot Poston, Douglas Ellison, Nigel Fletcher and Charlie Davis. Spencer was Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2006 and Leader of the Opposition from 2006 to 2015.

Spencer is an active ward Councillor who has led many campaign locally including for the warm water pool to be included in the Eltham Centre and to restore free parking on western Glenlea Road.

Spencer is a Trustee of Eltham United Charities (which provides free housing for older people in Eltham) and until recently was a trustee for the Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust (which looks after Severndroog Castle).

Spencer works at Colfe’s School in Lee where he is currently Director of Sixth Form.