October 2010

Court Road - makes list of most congested roads in London

Recent analysis by TomTom has shown that Court Road in Eltham South ward is the 8th most congested road in Greater London, being congested for 82 hours a week!

Greenwich bottom of the class...again

On Thursday the Government published the GCSE results data for all London Boroughs, highlighting that Greenwich has come 30th out of the 32 boroughs.  On the Government's key measurement of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, less than half of Greenwich's 16 years olds acheived it, against a London score of 57% and close to the bottom of the 142 education authorities nationwide.

Priorities set at Eltham South Safer Neighbourhood meeting

Cllr Adam Thomas recently attended the latest Eltham South Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel meeting to discuss issues concerning residents.

A range of issues were discussed, including:

Cycling into confusion in Greenwich

Cllr Spencer Drury writes “Today I attended a meeting between Greenwich Council Officers and a police officer to look at the signs telling cyclists where they could and could not ride in the area of the Cutty Sark. 

Eltham Renaissance consults on Grove Market proposals

After many years of waiting for the Grove Market site to be redeveloped, Eltham Renaissance are now coming forward with new proposals for the site and will be holding a public exhibition to show their proposals to local residents.

 

The consultation meetings will be held on the following days:

 

Councillor meets residents for Q&A

This week Eltham South Councillor Adam Thomas met with the residents of Southend House to discuss a range of issues affecting Eltham and the local area. Key issues discussed were the latest update son key developments in the ward including Grove Market and the redevelopment of the Greyhound pub.

Spending chaos in Greenwich HR department

Greenwich Conservatives have labelled wasteful and inefficient Council spending of £1.5m on consultants in the Human Resources department over the last four years. 

While employing these extra consultants, Greenwich was spending nearly £700,000 making existing employees redundant.   

Woolwich Conservatives out canvassing

Woolwich Conservatives spent Saturday morning canvassing on the Royal Arsenal estate in Woolwich.  New ward chairman Paul Massaquoi and secretary Abdoulaye Diallo are pictured with Thamesmead resident Laura Murphy.  Paul is keen for anyone who wants to get involved to contact him at mspaul@live.co.uk



 

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare completes Run to the Beat

Matt said “Last week I ran Run to The Beat.   While it was an excellent race I fear that its success may be impacted by a second year of Jubilee Line troubles delaying the start. Of 102 people who have rated the event on Runners Worlds website only 38% would do the race again. With Run to The Beat bringing 14,000 runners and several thousands of spectators to Greenwich we must do everything in our power to raise its reputation.”

 

Ken Livingstone can’t even say ‘Eltham’ properly

At the Labour Party conference last week, Labour’s new/old Mayoral Candidate Ken Livingstone heard pronouncing 'Eltham' incorrectly while making a speech about London.

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