March 2007

Missed Opportunity for John Roan

Times are hard for John Roan School, firstly only 20% of pupils were able to achieve 5 or more A*-C grades (inc English & Maths), this is one of the worst results in the country. Greenwich is also one of the worst boroughs in the country for Education, ranked 10th from bottom out of 150 LEA's, and is at the bottom of the London League table.

Councillor attends Lion Swimming Club AGM

On Sunday (25th March) Councillor Spencer Drury was fortunate to be invited to the Lion Swimming Club AGM.  The

Greenwich Conservatives fifth Annual General Meeting

Last night, the Greenwich Conservative Federation held its fifth Annual General Meeting at the Mitre in Greenwich.  It was the largest turnout for an AGM since the Federation was formed in March 2003. 

 

No to McDonalds late licence

On Saturday, Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury, accompanied by other Eltham North activists and the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, David Gold collected 140 signatures on a petition objecting to an application by McDonalds for a late licence.

No money for Eltham High Street

It was revealed on Wednesday that the new Eltham Town Centre Manager, Alison Harris, has been allocated no money to help improve the High Street.  Despite Council boasts in their press releases when Ms Harris was appointed in December that:-

Conservatives welcome new Marks & Spencer's store

Both your local Conservative Councillors for Blackheath Westcombe were at the opening on of the new Mark

Taxes up, Services Cut, Debate Closed

At the recent Budget meeting Labour closed the important debate on the Council's Budget before the Conservatives had proposed their alternative budget which would have seen School Crossing patrols maintained, whilst at the same time increasing the number of police on our streets. The Conservatives approach would have been to cut Town Hall bureaucracy but maintain front line services.

David Gold joins the blogosphere


Conservative candidate for Eltham, David Gold has launched his own blogsite at davidgold4eltham.com.

 

 

You can read his thought here

What democracy in Greenwich?

Review of the Year

The fact that the Conservative Party now control a quarter of the seats on the Council was ignored by Labour once the elections were over.

They refused to appoint Conservatives to chair any of the committees which are supposed to check on what the Labour Cabinet is doing.

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