Thai Thai restaurant to have licence reviewed by Greenwich Council

This week we received notification that there would be a review of the licence for the Thai Thai (also called Chang Thai) restaurant at 12 Well Hall Road. The official reasons given for the review are as follows: The grounds of the review relate to an alleged sexual assault and alleged grievous bodily harm to… Read More »

Applying for the new Business Discretionary Fund in Eltham

In addition to the Conservative Councillors’ motion to support local business as we emerge from lockdown, this week Greenwich Council announced the system it will use to distribute the £1.863 million it has been given by the Government to support local businesses who may have slipped through the cracks of previous schemes.  This grant needs… Read More »

Eltham needs fair share of extra 20,000 police officers

Following the Home Office announcement of an extra 20,000 police officers to be recruited across every police force in England and Wales, Eltham Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Louie French has asked for South East London to get its fair share. The Home Office has today confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England… Read More »

Council provides update on Eltham Park South toilet refurbishment

Over time all three Eltham North Councillors have been asking for updates on the slow pace of work at the toilets in Eltham Park South (behind the café).  On these non-political issues we invariably try to work together and following a recent enquiry from Councillor Linda Bird, the Council has informed us that they too… Read More »

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 »