Recent News

  • 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…

  • Labour split over response to train cuts

    Questions from Eltham North’s Conservative Councillors have revealed a split between local Labour Councillors and Eltham’s MP over the Government’s consultation on reducing the number of London destinations reached from our station.   Eltham’s MP is giving out leaflets suggesting that the Labour Party is opposing the possible cuts to London destinations like Charing Cross…

  • Trains services from Eltham are back on the agenda

    Anyone using Eltham stations or others on the Bexleyheath line simply must make sure that they respond to the latest Department for Transport consultation on the future arrangements for the South Eastern rail network after the expiry of the current (SouthEastern Trains) franchise in December 2018.   You can find the actual consultation page here…

  • Rochester Way to be resurfaced at the end of March

    Transport for London have just written to let me know that there are resurfacing works planned from 27th – 30th March along the northbound carriageway of the A2 East Rochester Way between the exit to Eltham Cemetery and the Riefield Road overpass.   As well as providing a smoother and safer road surface, TfL hope that the works…

  • Tell the government what you think about flights over Eltham

    Over the last two months my colleagues Cllr Matt Clare and Mandy Brinkhurst have asked some questions which I know are of interest to Eltham North residents.  Those of us woken early by aircraft noise will feel passionately about the opportunity to make our views heard.  I know residents consider this to be more of…

  • Highways Committee to discuss parking zone strategy

    Last week the Council’s parking survey around the Eltham area was completed.  I now notice that the strategy for Controlled Parking Zones is going to be discussed at the Council’s Highways Committee on Monday 13th Feb at 7pm.  The details can be found here: http://committees.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=4130&x=1 and although there are no precise plans for our area…

  • Parking problems outside Westmount Road shops

    Over the last year, with the Council’s introduction of parking controls in residential roads around southern Eltham Park, there have been an increased number of complaints from both residents and businesses about the difficulty of parking outside the shops in Westmount Road. Although the parking outside the shops is time limited (30 mins free) it…

  • Latest round of consultation for Eltham’s Controlled Parking Zones begins

    As a special Christmas present, Greenwich Council have been delivering consultation forms to homes across Eltham asking for residents’ views on the continuation/extension of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) introduced earlier this year.   There were substantial changes made to the CPZ’s at the start of the year and Conservative Councillors secured a commitment from the…

  • Will Greenwich Labour welcome the Mayor of London’s reduced target for affordable homes?

    This week the Mayor of London announced yet another broken promise, with a reduction in the proportion affordable housing in new developments.  During the election campaign the prospective Mayor of London said that he would “set a target for 50% of all new homes in London to be genuinely affordable” but less than a year…

  • Vue Cinema withdraws late licence application

    The Vue Cinema application to serve food and alcohol until well after midnight was withdrawn on Friday, meaning that the mediation meeting on Monday and Licensing Sub-Committee the following week will now longer be needed.   As I suggested last week I felt compromise was in the air and so hopefully this decision reflects a…