May 2013

Battling to get the long overdue CPZ in Eltham Heights and Avery Hill

Over the last few weeks Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare, Eltham South Council Candidates Mark Elliott and Nuala Geary and a few local residents have been assiduously collecting signatures for a petition to the Greater London Assembly (GLA) urging for the rapid implementation of our CPZ as they [the GLA] adjudicate on the matter following an objection by Bexley Council.

Matt Clare running in the London Marathon

Eltham South Councillor completes the London Marathon and raises over £2000 for Demelza

Porcupine update: No rubberstamp for LiDL

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives have welcomed Bromley Council’s decision not to rubberstamp LiDL’s proposed demolition of the Porcupine Pub in Mottingham village. Cllr John Hills, Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst and 2014 candidate Matt Hartley have been supporting Mottingham Residents Association and the Save the Porcupine group in the campaign to save the pub from demolition.

Continuing Support for Local Businesses on the Royal Standard

Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives have been continuing their support for local businesses based on the Blackheath Royal Standard. Recently ward Councillor Geoff Brighty and Deputy Chairman of Greenwich Conservatives Thomas Turrell attended the Annual General Meeting of the Blackheath Royal Standard Business and Traders Association. Cllr Brighty has also achieved a rent freeze for the shops on the Royal Standard.

Woolwich attack: Community must remain united

Greenwich Conservatives condemn the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, and join calls for the community to remain united following the attack.

Complaints about damp are washed away amid maintenance concerns

Residents at the Well Hall Tower block have suffered from a catastrophic failure of their water tanks this week leading to a massive flood flowing through the flats, leaving the lifts broken and electricity off. Life is slowly returning to normal this weekend, but concerns remain about the damage to residents’ property and the lack of maintenance at the block which led to it.

Borough Ad campaign ignores Eltham

Conservatives have criticised a £50,000 Council ad campaign to promote tourism in Greenwich Borough, after it ignored the historic attractions of Eltham. A report on the campaign was considered at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Coldharbour & New Eltham ward councillors launch new website for residents

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives have launched a new ward website and Twitter feed to provide two more ways to keep in touch with residents' views. The new ward website,, has been set up by Cllr John Hills, Cllr Mandy Brinkhurst and 2014 candidate Matt Hartley as a way of keeping residents informed about their work in the ward.

Conservatives support Save the Porcupine campaign

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham Conservatives are supporting the campaign to Save the Porcupine Pub in Mottingham, which was recently closed down by the site’s new owners.

Council outlines vision for Woolwich but can’t answer ‘What went wrong’ in Eltham?

At a Council meeting this week, Councillors discussed plans for development on the Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich and in Charlton, but were left asking ‘what went wrong’ in Eltham.

Conservatives welcome renewal of Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street

Eltham Conservatives today welcomed the announcement that the Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street has been renewed within the six month deadline. This is a much improved situation from Autumn 2012 where the Labour Council’s incompetence left the High Street without a zone for two weeks until Conservative Councillor’s protests spurred them into action.

New candidate selected for Coldharbour and New Eltham ward

Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Etlham Conservatives have selected Matt Hartley as a new candidate for the council elections due to take place in 2014.

Conservatives welcome more police to Eltham

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury welcomes news from the Safer Neighbourhood Panel that Boris Johnson's changes to the police will bring more police officers to Eltham.
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