Author Archives: Spencer Drury

About Spencer Drury

Spencer has been one of the three Councillors for Eltham North Ward since 2002. He is currently one of two Conservative Councillors for Eltham North, being joined by Charlie Davis following a by-election in November 2016.

Is Greenwich Council overpaying for senior Council Officers?

Figures published by the TaxPayers’ Alliance in its “Town Hall Rich List 2022” have revealed the high remuneration received by Greenwich Council’s senior Officers compared to those paid in other local authorities.  Nationally the average number of employees receiving over £100,000 is 7.7, but in Greenwich this number is 32.  Similarly only two Officers nationally… Read More »

Are Labour candidates allowed their own thoughts?

Leaflets from the Labour Party in the local elections prove that their candidates aren’t allowed to have a thought of their own. Why does this matter? Well, how can Labour candidates represent the people they are elected by in Eltham if they are only allowed to trot out the party line?  Some residents in the… Read More »

Eltham Centre Cafe still not open despite Greenwich Council promises

The confusion and delay at the heart of Labour-run Greenwich Council’s approach to the still closed café in the Eltham Centre has been revealed through repeated questions from Councillor Spencer Drury. The plan to close the Eltham Centre café and expand the gym space was revealed by SE9 magazine on their Facebook page in May… Read More »

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 »

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 »