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  • Where is Eltham’s Street Cleaning machine?

    One of the jobs of a local Councillor (especially an opposition one) is to get the Council to admit that it is doing something wrong even when it doesn’t want to.  In this case, a simple question from a local resident about a street cleaning machine purchased with the funds allocated to Eltham by Boris…

  • Eltham waits on Controlled Parking Zone proposals as decision are taken across north of Borough

    A month ago, Conservative Councillors for Eltham received a briefing about the results of the Controlled Parking Survey undertaken in January 2017 together with proposals for changes in the future.   The political bit (which includes a health warning) While the area concerned covered 7 Labour Councillors and 5 Conservatives ones, there was no Labour…

  • Sainsbury’s applies for late licence to serve alcohol

    Residents might be interested to know that Sainsbury’s in Eltham have applied for a late licence to serve alcohol until midnight from Monday to Sunday.  This is an extension from the 11pm which it is currently allowed to serve alcohol until and unfortunately, it appears there is no clear explanation for this application in the…

  • Are Councillors making good use of their ward budgets?

    I’ve increasingly come to realise that I need a holiday when I start reading the appendices of Cabinet reports, seeking the things that have been hidden in the hope no one will make it that far.  This old ‘Yes, Minister’ trick is still surprisingly effective as buried in appendix H of the ‘Cabinet Performance Report…

  • Mayor of London is holding up Eltham High Street works

    The press release below has been issued by local Conservatives: At the Meeting of Royal Borough of Greenwich Council last night (Wednesday 19th July) Labour’s Cabinet Member for Transport admitted that the failure to install a new pedestrian crossing at the top of Eltham High Street at the junction with Footscray Road is the result…

  • Eltham High Street and Eltham Hill to be closed nights at start of July

    A quick post to let you know that Council Officers have written to me to let me know that carriageway resurfacing work is due to take place in Eltham High Street/Eltham Hill between Well Hall Road and Kingsground at the start of July.  Officer wrote as follows: “The section of road will be resurfaced under…

  • Highways Committee considers reports on Crookston Rd and Eltham High Street

    If you live in Eltham, it may be worth considering the items on the Highways Committee this week (15th June) which is looking specifically at a parking space on Eltham High Street and traffic calming on Crookston Road. The details of the meeting can be found here: http://committees.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=4522&x=1 and the specific report considering the various options…

  • Planning Application to turn garage into new house

    Following on from my previous post about planning, I don’t think it is possible to put them all up, but perhaps a few which are of interest would be useful. The latest application is to turn two garages into a new detached house (what it will look like in the end is pictured right).  The…

  • Will a seven day a week NHS emerge from the Eltham Community Hospital?

    At the recent meeting of the Eltham Town Centre Partnership (ETCP) held on 19th April, there was a substantial update provided on progress in bringing the Eltham Community Hospital into full use.  After a period where its usage appears to have been inefficient (to say the least) I am pleased to say that the briefing…

  • Planning Application in Eltham North: Fashion World

    I don’t normally publish planning applications, but it struck me that this might be a useful service for residents who wanted to know some of the things being applied for in the local area.  So the first one is below for Fashion World, 193-195 Eltham High Street, Eltham, London, SE9 1TS. Please do not think…