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.

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 »