Completing the High Street works opposite the cinema

The Council have written to local Councillors to keep them informed about planned pavement work on Eltham High Street to the west of Roper Street.   During the Eltham High Street public realm improvements, the pavement opposite the cinema could not be built to the full designed width because road space was needed to allow… Read More »

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 »

Auditor highlights concerns over Greenwich Council’s reserves

At the July meeting of Full Council, the independent auditors highlighted concerns over the Labour adminstration’s level of reserves, commenting in their report that “you only have finite reserves available and it is important that you continue to maintain appropriate budgetary control”. The debate on the Council’s Statement of Accounts provided a forum for me to… Read More »

A better way forward on Councillors allowances

There has been some comment on the way in which Councillors in the Royal Borough of Greenwich chose to award themselves a pay rise at the end of last month and the vast majority of it was richly deserved.  The lack of control over the meeting from the Mayor, the failure to publish the report within the… 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 »