Greenwich Federation

“Confusion, Hypocrisy and Misrepresentation”: Council’s response to closing historic Club

Campaigners fighting for the Rochester Way Club in Eltham to be re-opened after the council suddenly closed it earlier in the year, were given two contrasting answers from Labour Councillors at the Full Council on Wednesday.

Berkeley Homes brief Conservatives on Kidbrooke Village development

This week Cllr Spencer Drury, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Eltham constituency met with Berkeley Homes to discuss progress so far on the Kidbrooke Village and the way that they hoped the rest of the development would go. This followed a visit by Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning to the development earlier in the week.

'Restore our War Memorials' Campaign forces Council to commit to restoration

Following a high profile campaign to restore Greenwich’s war memorials led by Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Spencer Drury, Greenwich Council has committed to the restoration of the borough's war memorials according to statements made on Wednesday by the Council Leader and Cabinet Member. The Councillors’ statements are a tacit admission that the war memorials remain in a poor state, but as the restoration plan has not been published, it is hard to judge whether this is a serious attempt to address the problem or a press release rushed out prior to Remembrance Sunday.

Spencer Drury: “Don’t just focus tourism spending on Greenwich Town Centre”

Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury has criticised Labour run Greenwich Council's decision to focus all of its tourism budget on Greenwich town centre.

Dinner with Lord Grade

Thursday, 22 January, 2015 - 19:30
'Dinner with Lord Grade' Thursday 22nd January 2015, 7:30 for 8pm Royal Blackheath Golf Club, Court Road, Eltham, SE9 5AF Price: £50pp, tables of 10 people available to book

Government puts limit on Council’s leaseholder charges

Cllr Spencer Drury, Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham has welcomed a new law that will cap the amount councils can charge leaseholders for future repairs to their homes.

Big falls in unemployment across Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed new official figures this week showing big falls in unemployment across Greenwich.

In the Eltham parliamentary constituency there are now 767 fewer people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance than in July 2010, a fall of 34%. In Greenwich and Woolwich, there are now 1,024 fewer claimants, down 30% in the same period.

Transport for London pledge action on overcrowded 108 bus route

Earlier this year local Conservative campaigner Thomas Turrell launched a new campaign to increase bus capacity between North Greenwich and the Blackheath Royal Standard. Last week Thomas met with Transport for London’s (TfL) Mike Weston, Director of Buses, John Barry, Head of Network Development, and a member of John Barry’s team to raise the issue.

Conservative reforms lead to 49 additional PCs for Greenwich

Rising police numbers across Greenwich confirmed as Labour's claims of cuts revealed to be deeply misleading. Minutes of a council meeting in March confirm have confirmed that the implementation of the ‘Local Policing Model’ has led to an additional 49 Police Constables in the Borough.

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