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 »

Petition Launched to ‘Back Eltham’s Police’

Eltham Conservatives have launched a petition calling on Greenwich Council to ‘Back Eltham’s Police’ and offer the local police teams a space in the Eltham Centre to be used during their shifts. The move comes with Eltham Police Station due to be closed this Autumn by the Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who first… Read More »

Council to improve prevention of anti-social behaviour on its estates?

Greenwich Council is set to abolish its current “Tenancy Enforcement Patrol Team” and replace them with uniformed officers who will be working to improve the way public spaces (like greens or landings) are used. The change follows a clear admission by Royal Borough of Greenwich Council that the current approach is not working as in… Read More »

Consultation on Eltham Controlled Parking Zones starts (again)

This week Greenwich Council have announced another consultation on the introduction of Controlled Parking Zones covering a number of areas to the north of Eltham High Street.  The Traffic Management Order was advertised on 23rd June and the consultation lasts for 21 days – so please get any responses (supportive, opposing or just suggesting how… Read More »

Extra funding available for projects in Eltham

Residents across the Royal Borough of Greenwich are being invited to vote to allocate funds for a range of good causes in their areas.   In the south of the Borough, the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund (GNGF) has £50,000 available for a wide range of good causes, so voting for the one you prefer is going… Read More »

Council alters flat building plan following protests by Eltham Councillors

Eltham residents welcomed the news that Labour-run Greenwich Council decided to withdraw two local sites from its flat building programme following objections by local Conservative Councillors.  At the March meeting of Full Council, the Labour Councillors revealed that they had bowed to pressure from a campaign organised by Eltham Conservatives to remove from the “Site… Read More »