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Coldharbour Police  Base will NOT be closed.

Local campaign secures u-turn on Mayor's plan. 


We are pleased to report that Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has backtracked on his plan to close the Coldharbour & New Eltham ward Police Base on William Barefoot Drive. The base will instead become a Dedicated Ward Officer Hub.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the campaign.

This will mean CCTV at The Mound will continue, but Eltham Police Station will still close.


Cllrs John Hills, Matt Hartley, Mandy Brinkhurst and Roger Tester.

Your local Conservative team for Coldharbour, Mottingham and New Eltham.

07502 436016





Christmas 2017 Train  Services



With Christmas and the New Year just twelve weeks away, you are advised to plan ahead as there will be major changes to rail services and significant closures throughout the festive period. See Home page.



(A102) Blackwall Tunnel

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Between Tuesdays to Thursdays, nearly each week in early December 2017 to late January 2018, a series of temporary overnight closures are planned to carry out essential investigation works and test safety systems.
There will be a Christmas work break in the week of 25 December to 31 December 2017.
Blackwall Tunnel Northbound and Rotherhithe Tunnel will remain open except for any scheduled maintenance closures. The scheduled Blackwall Tunnel Southbound closures do not overlap with the current maintenance programme of the other tunnels.





The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, TfL develop changes to services.
From Saturday 25 November 2017 we’re changing the way route B16 buses serve Kidbrooke.
Towards Kidbrooke:
From Kidbrooke Park Road buses will run first via Cambert Way, Ryan Close and Tudway Road and then continue to Kidbrooke Park Road, Weigall Road and Moorhead Way. The last stop will be in Moorhead Way outside the school, where buses will stand between journeys.
Towards Bexleyheath:
The first stop will be in Moorhead Way outside the school. Buses will then run via Weigall Road, Kidbrooke Park Road, Cambert Way, Ryan Close and Tudway Road to Kidbrooke Park Road.
For a map please visit .
More details of this change are shown here.
We also intend to change route 178 to run along Cambert Way, Ryan Close and Tudway Road from a date to be confirmed.
We are sending an email to all users of route B16 who have a registered Oyster or contactless payment card, informing them of this change.


New Hotel (Crossways)



The planned development.above       Above: August 2015


  Now completed October 2016


The Burger King at the A20 Fiveways junction in New Eltham is now demolished and has been replaced with a Premier Inn hotel, bar and restaurant. The site used to feature a 19th century two-storey building, which was a pub in the early 1990s. More recently it became a 'Burger King'. Now that building is knocked down and is replaced with a new business, taking over the old Crossways Hotel name. The company have kept their promise and the old 'Crossways' sign is on display just inside the entrance door.

More details at: 

Premier Inn website


Planting in New Eltham

This Sunday (November 20), from 9am, volunteers will be planting Daffodil bulbs, Pansies and Wall Flowers in the planters outside the New Eltham shops in Footscray Road.

With enough help , the project should take no longer than 90 minutes. The planters will be emptied of the current plants and some new soil will be added ready for the new plants and bulbs.

All are welcome and tools will be provided.




New Eltham Christmas Lights


The Mayor of the Royal Borough Of Greenwich is coming to New Eltham on Wednesday November 30 2016 at 6pm to turn on the Christmas Lights.

Organised and funded by NEBA (the New Eltham Business Association) new lights have been purchased this year to make the festive display even brighter. Local schoolchildren will sing at the event, which will take place at the parade of shops on Footscray Road. Please do come along to support this community event.





Hundreds of people attended this year’s Parksfest event at Avery Hill Park. The annual gala day, funded by the Royal Borough Of Greenwich, was blessed again this July with good weather and crowds were entertained by a number of local performing groups.

The market area helped raise some money for park projects and the event was once again organised by the volunteer group The Friends Of Avery Hill Park. The group, which meets every few months, is chaired by SE9 Editor John Webb and supported by Treasurer Cllr Mark Elliott and Secretary Stephanie Ward, plus a standing committee.

The dog show was another great success and was again organised by Sue Sweeney.



Thanks to the Volunteers

Thank you to the volunteers that turned up to plant the Summer Bedding in New Eltham.

The 2 tier planters and Saddle planters In New Eltham Village were replanted on SUNDAY 29th MAY.

All done by 10:30 with a cup of tea and a bacon roll, thanks to Lucy's Kitchen.

Here are a couple of photo's, one showing some of the volunteers.


All the planters were emptied of old plants (*Daff's and pansies) a refresh of the original compost then planted the White Geraniums and pink Begonias.

Each planter set around the trees takes 30 Geraniums and 54 Begonias.
Each Saddle Planter set takes 8 Geraniums  and 20 Begonias.






Lebonese Loop


We have been advised by the safer neighbourhood team that some bank cash points on Eltham High Street have had Lebanese Loops put onto them and therefore copying your card details once you have inserted your card into the machines.
Advice we have had is to use the machines which are inside the banks as these are safe.
If you notice any strange transactions on your account then contact your bank immediately.