Greenwich Council proposes limits to parking around Falconwood Station

Greenwich Council is proposing to end free parking near Falconwood Station.  Despite there being no houses on these sections of road, the Labour-run Council is planning on restricting parking on the Rochester Way and Welling Way around Falconwood Station. A consultation has been announced but does not appear to be on the Council’s website, meaning… Read More »

2,599 extra police officers recruited to the Met to keep streets safe

Newly released figures show that 2,599 police officers have been recruited to the Met as part of the Conservative Government’s pledge to put 20,000 more officers on the streets by March 2023. Since the recruitment drive was launched in 2019, the 43 police forces across England and Wales have seen an additional 13,576 police officers… Read More »

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 »

Charlie welcomes £48,808 in funding to support grassroots football in Eltham

Football clubs and communities across the country will receive investment in grassroots football facilities thanks to the Conservative Government. Charlie Davis welcomes the £48,808 in funding for Long Lane JFC in Eltham to improve the quality of sporting facilities for the local area. This new funding from the Conservative Government, the FA, and the Premier… 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: From my point of view, as a Councillor, I am… Read More »