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Tackling London's patchy mobile problem

London MEP Syed Kamall launches a hi-tech campaign to tackle poor mobile reception in parts of London.

“Confusion, Hypocrisy and Misrepresentation”: Council’s response to closing historic Club

Campaigners fighting for the Rochester Way Club in Eltham to be re-opened after the council suddenly closed it earlier in the year, were given two contrasting answers from Labour Councillors at the Full Council on Wednesday.

Siebert Road petition

Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives have welcomed the petition organised by residents calling on TfL to install pollution and noise barriers along the residential sections backing on to the A102.

Berkeley Homes brief Conservatives on Kidbrooke Village development

This week Cllr Spencer Drury, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Eltham constituency met with Berkeley Homes to discuss progress so far on the Kidbrooke Village and the way that they hoped the rest of the development would go. This followed a visit by Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning to the development earlier in the week.

'Restore our War Memorials' Campaign forces Council to commit to restoration

Following a high profile campaign to restore Greenwich’s war memorials led by Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Spencer Drury, Greenwich Council has committed to the restoration of the borough's war memorials according to statements made on Wednesday by the Council Leader and Cabinet Member. The Councillors’ statements are a tacit admission that the war memorials remain in a poor state, but as the restoration plan has not been published, it is hard to judge whether this is a serious attempt to address the problem or a press release rushed out prior to Remembrance Sunday.

Spencer Drury: “Don’t just focus tourism spending on Greenwich Town Centre”

Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury has criticised Labour run Greenwich Council's decision to focus all of its tourism budget on Greenwich town centre.

Conservatives promise more apprenticeships as existing scheme proves success

Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham Spencer Drury has welcomed new figures showing 530 new apprenticeships were started by people in the Eltham constituency last year. In total 2,550 new apprenticeships have been started in Eltham since 2010.

Conservatives support Big Tidy Up on Blackheath

Blackheath Westcombe councillor Geoff Brighty, Parliamentary Candidate Matt Hartley and other local Conservatives joined volunteers to take part in the Blackheath Big Tidy Up on Saturday.

Local Cafe finally opens after residents back regeneration campaign

A cafe blocked for two years by Greenwich council has finally opened up on an Eltham council estate after more than 750 residents backed their local councillors' campaign to regenerate a parade of empty shops. Thanks to the success of the Conservative’s ‘Mend the Mound’ campaign and strong pressure on the council to take action, New Eltham couple, Safak and Erdogan Potinci finally opened Café Mound this month serving breakfast and lunch, and providing a much-needed meeting point for residents.

Spencer Drury: new figures show Conservatives’ plan is delivering more security for families across the Eltham constituency

Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, Cllr Spencer Drury has welcomed new figures showing that 940 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance across the Eltham constituency since 2010, a 41% drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them.

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