February 2012

Eltham South team out campaigning for Boris in New Eltham

Eltham South councillors Adam Thomas and Matt Clare joined Greenwich & Lewisham London Assembly candidate Alex Wilson and members of Conservative Future to campaign for Boris in New Eltham and Avery Hill.

The team deliveredd over 5000 leaflets in two polling districts, supporting the Boris re election effort and campaigning against Greenwich Council's disastrous parking charge proposals for Eltham High Street.

Consultation on new Restons Crescent play area


Greenwich Council is putting forward plans for a new play area for Under 8s on the Avery Hill estate.  The existing equipment on the play area will be removed and new equipment installed.

Alex Wilson: Boris Johnson’s Freedom Pass pledge will benefit thousands in Greenwich

Boris Johnson’s promise to protect and extend the Freedom Pass will benefit over 43,000 people in Greenwich, official figures reveal.


Minister sees riot-recovery underway in Greenwich

Ministers have visited more towns that were badly affected by the riots, to see progress six months on and meet the local people, traders and council workers getting their communities back on track.

GLA Candidate Alex Wilson with Minister for London Bob Neill in Woolwich

On Thursday, GLA Candidate Councillor Alex Wilson met with Bob Neil MP, Minister for London, who was visiting Woolwich to see how the government's funds for repairing the town centre after the riots had been spent.  

"Crown Woods must be allowed to compete with grammar schools in Bexley - It's what parents want."

Councilllors on the Children and Young People's Scrutiny Panel left the Town Hall last week to hold a meeting at the newly completed Crown Woods College, built under the last Government's Building Schools for Future programme.

A positive response to Conservatives from Glyndon

Greenwich University Conservatives helped out with Boris Johnson's Mayoral campaign today by helping to deliver newsletters in Glyndon Ward.

Conservatives Criticise bogus consultation

On Friday the Woolwich based Labour Council opened a consultation on introducing parking charges on Eltham High Street, but Conservatives fear that the result is already a forgone conclusion.


Sparrows Farm residents meeting: 23 February 7pm

The next Sparrows Farm residents meeting, to discuss the bar's licensing arrangements will be held on Thursday 23 February, starting at 7pm at Sparrows Farm at the end of Saprrows Lane.

All residents are welcome to attend.

Eltham South councillor talks to police on YouTube video

Eltham South councillor Matt Clare has taken immediate action with the local police and council after concerned residents posted footage on video website YouTube of speeding traffic on Avery Hill Road.

Councillor attends workshop on Avery Hill cycle routes

Eltham South councillor Adam Thomas attended a workshop event last night, held with Hyder Consulting to consider proposals for new cycle Greenways in Avery Hill Park.  Also at the meeting were representatives of the parks Department, cycling officers and representatives of the Avery Hill Park Friends Group.

Jack Woods in the snow

The cuts to parks services are hidden in the snow where the range of cans, plastic bags and even traffic cones are covered with a clean white layer.  Conservatives believe that there has to be an improvement in the care for our woodlands and Labour must not be allowed to keep building over our green spaces.

Conservatives take bold steps to save Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary Hospitals

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed news, announced on Friday, that the Coalition Government had agreed to provide extra funding to address the crippling debt crisis at South London Healthcare Trust, which includes both Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary Hospitals. 


Councillor questions provision for looked after children

At the latest Corporate Parenting Panel, councillors were presented with worrying new data on the educational achievement of looked after children.

In 2011 no looked after children who received alternative educational provision achieved 5 A*- C grades at GCSE, in total only 14% of looked after children as a whole in the borough achieved 5 A*- C GCSE grades.

Mayor cuts his share of the council tax

The Mayor Boris Johnson has announced in final budget papers today, the first ever cut in the City Hall share of the council tax (GLA precept). This follows a three year freeze of the precept.

Councillors attend Avery Hill Park AGM

Eltham South councillors, Adam Thomas, Matt Clare and Eileen Glover attended the AGM of Friends of Avery Hill Park Group on Saturday.

Councillors provide update for residents in Eltham South

Local Conservative Councillors Working Hard For You

As your local councillors we want to give you an update on some of the things we have been working on/securing delivery of in the immediate area as well as reiterating that we are on hand if you should need assistance from any of us.

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