December 2010

Parking in Eltham and Boris’ improvements to the High Street

At the Highways Committee meeting in December (ironically delayed from the 1st to the 16th due to snow blocked roads) Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury attended to speak about two items – the review of the controlled parking zones around the Eltham Centre/Station and the upgrading of Eltham High Street which is being funded by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Plans for Hornfair Lido sink without trace

The Labour Council’s plans for a £10m investment in the Charlton Lido lay in tatters this week after Greenwich Conservatives Leader Spencer Drury forced them to admit in public that the development would not go ahead as planned.

Supporting the elderly Irish community

Conservatives in Eltham North were pleased recently to show their support for a local charity working with older people in the Borough.  Irish Community Services runs lunch clubs for the Irish community in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley, and invited local Councillors to join them for their Christmas lunch at the Progress Hall in Eltham.

A Council Meeting of Agreement?

At December’s full meeting of Greenwich Council (15th December) there was superficially a lot of agreement between the Labour and Conservative Groups about the items on the agenda.  However, in reality this meeting was most probably the calm before the storm as the level of cuts required to deal with the legacy of Gordon Brown’s government starts to hit home.

 

Delays and indecision over gyratory plan

The Council’s plan to introduce a Greenwich gyratory system and pedestrianise two sides of the market has run into trouble over the massive increase in traffic on residential roads that this would cause. 

Conservative councillors help to keep New Eltham Library tidy

Conservative councillors Adam Thomas and Mandy Brinkhurst were out on Saturday morning helping to collect litter around New Eltham library.

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