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. Born in Woolwich, Spencer is a married father of two teenage children 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 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. 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 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.

Charlie Davis thanks Eltham’s teachers as the summer holidays begin

GLA Candidate and Eltham Councillor Charlie Davis has paid tribute to teachers across Eltham as the summer holidays begin. Their hard work means that more children are gaining the skills and knowledge they need to get on in life.    3721 more children in Eltham are now in schools rated good or outstanding, compared with… Read More »

Update on Eltham High Street changes as cinema opens

Council Officers have written to Eltham’s Councillors about the arrangements to complete High Street works around the new Eltham Cinema over the next few months. Because of the hoardings and Cinema works programme, Officers had advertised well in advance (and retained some funds) to complete an element of the Eltham High Street Major Improvement Scheme… Read More »

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 »

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 »