August 2010

Your local Conservative Councillors working hard to improve Coldharbour, New Eltham and Mottingham

Your local councillors, John Hill, Mandy Brinkhurst and Neil Dickinson have wasted no time since the election in talking to residents, community groups, Friends of the Parks, shop keepers and business leaders.

Woolwich Conservatives meet at the Dial Arch

This week Woolwich Conservatives met at the Dial Arch pub on the Royal Arsenal estate.  Anyone interested in helping Conservatives in Woolwich should contact the Greenwich Conservatives office.

Councillors Wilson & Brighty attend the opening of the expanded Playground in Chiswell Sq

Councillors Alex Wilson (left) and Geoff Brighty (right) at the opening of the expanded playground in Chiswell Square. The expanded playground provides an adventure assult course for older children whilst the main playground provides playspace for younger children.

Meet Your Local Councillors

Your Councillors will be holding a ‘Meet Your Councillor’ stall and we hope you will come along and speak to us; we are very interested in finding out what your priorities for the ward are.  We hope to meet you on the day at:


Autumn Fayre - Friends of Fairy Hill Park

Residents petition re traffic in Woodcroft – Coldharbour Estate

Earlier this year the residents of Woodcroft road on Coldharbour Estate presented Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst with a petition voicing their concerns about the increase and speed of traffic along their road.  Woodcroft consists of mainly 3 and 4 bedroom houses and has a high number of families with young children and over the last couple of years there have been a number of near miss

Greenwich Time’s propaganda over Key Stage 2 tests

At the last full Council meeting in July, Conservative Councillors asked for Greenwich Time (the Council’s weekly newspaper) to be scrapped. Their request was rejected out of hand by the Labour Councillors who argued that the paper was a vital way of letting people know what was going on in the borough and was not in any way propaganda as the Conservative’s claimed. 


Shaolin Academy - Cllr John Hills

Cllr John Hills worked with Greenwich Council to support the opening of the Shaolin Temple Acadmey on Coldharbour Estate

Councillors get Avery Hill CPZ consultation extended

Eltham South councillors are urging local residents to get their responses in to the Avery Hill CPZ consultation by 20 August

Coldharbour & New Eltham – Police Safer Neighbourhood Team

Your local councillors work closely with the SNT base on Coldharbour & New Eltham.  Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst recently wrote to the Borough Commander, Richard Wood on behalf of all three councillors to raise residents concerns in connection with the base not being open to residents.

Mayo's Cafe Court Road

During July Mayo’s Cafe, Court Road, applied for variation of conditions to their planning to enable them to remain open from 8am to 11pm daily.  Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst contacted the planning department when she discovered that none of the residents opposite the site or in Crossmead had been contacted on this issue and she was able to extend the consultation period to ensure th

Burger King Site – Five Ways A 20

On the 24th June 2010 an application went to the Planning Board for conditional planning permission for the demolition of the old ‘Crossways’ public house, now Burger King, and  to construct a 62 room hotel, bar and restaurant on the site.

Phone Mast application in - we want to hear from residents

This week Waldon Telecom, on behalf of Telefonica O2, have submitted their planning application for a 12.5 metre phone mast and cabinet on the corner of Court Road and Middle Park Avenue.  The application is now undergoing a public consultation.

Burglaries rise in Eltham North

At this evening’s Eltham North Safer Neighbourhood Panel meeting, attended by local Councillor Spencer Drury, it was revealed that burglaries had risen sharply over the summer, peaking at ten in July, which was the highest this year. One panel member from the Progress Estate stated that there had been two burglaries in one week on Lovelace Green.


Update on Eltham Community Hospital

Your Eltham South councillors have been in contact with NHS Greenwich and its planners to get the latest update on the progress of the proposals for a new community hospital in Eltham.

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