April 2014

Improving the Eltham South area

Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare has successfully campaigned for the planting of shrubs and trees along Court Road, between Woodmere and Middle Park Avenue. Court Road enjoys a near continuous line of trees and shrubs from Court Yard to the Tarn and Woodmere. The recent planting of young shrubs, with trees following later this year, completes that green line. It will also help keep the air cleaner near to the unfortunately frequent traffic queues and give more privacy to the flats.'

Claimant Count Falls Again in Greenwich

Figures realised on the 16th April show that the number of people claiming benefits has again fallen in Greenwich as more people find work and unemployment continues to fall thanks to the Conservatives Long-Term Economic Plan.

Council apologises for "Misleading" criticism over Firepower museum

Greenwich Council has apologised for accusing a Conservative Councillor of "ignorance" over future plans for the Firepower Museum in Woolwich.

Charles Tannock visits residents still recovering from the Christmas flood in Eltham

MEP for London Charles Tannock visited residents of Westhorne Avenue this evening with Conservative Council Group Leader Spencer Drury to see what progress had been made in restoring their homes.

Cllr Spencer Drury collecting first prize in the Men in Sheds raffle

Eltham North Councillor Spencer Drury attended the Men in Sheds open day with Eltham West candidate Charlie Davis just over a week ago. As usual he bought a raffle ticket, but not like normal, he actually won. Today he picked up the fully planted wheelbarrow which had been made in the Men in Sheds workshop on Sherard Road.

Revealed: Labour lets down Eltham and Kidbrooke over DLR

Answers to questions from Greenwich Conservative councillor Spencer Drury and GLA member Gareth Bacon have revealed that Labour-run Greenwich Council never presented a key report on a DLR extension for Eltham to the Mayor of London or TfL despite a blaze of publicity on the issue before the last set of General and Council elections four years ago.

Government acts on "Greenwich Time" Propaganda

The Government has taken action to stop Greenwich Council's misuse of taxpayers' money on promoting itself with its weekly "Greenwich Time" propaganda newspaper.

Local Conservatives work to set up Neighbourhood Watch network

Following their recent residents’ survey, local Conservatives in Coldharbour, Mottingham & New Eltham ward have been working to establish a network of local Neighbourhood Watch groups in the area.

Conservative councillors work with residents to save historical Eltham site

Conservative councillors Adam Thomas and Matt Clare working with Riefield Road Residents' Association, have managed to prevent the over development of 157 Bexley Road, after a further application was put in by developers for a 3 storey block of flats. 

The former Farm House of the original Avery Hill estate was set to be demolished and replaced with a block of flats.  The site at 157 Bexley Road

Firepower move a "Missed Opportunity"

The departure of the "Firepower" military museum from its Woolwich Arsenal site would be a missed opportunity, Conservatives have said.

Leaseholders struggle as service charges soar

Greenwich Conservatives are suggesting that the Labour-run Council has been steadily raising the charges faced by leaseholders over recent years leaving many of them struggling to pay the amounts demanded. Despite Council claims that average charges for leaseholders have reduced by 7% over the last three years, in one Council block in Eltham, the charges are now over £1,000 having risen by 68% over the same period.

Geoff and Thomas Back Space for Cycling in Blackheath Westcombe

2014 Conservative Candidates for Blackheath Westcombe ward Cllr Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell have both given their support for the ‘Space for Cycling Campaign’ which aims to make the roads in the ward safer for cyclists.
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