Author Archives: Clive Efford

Clive and Horn Park residents get their bus

Residents in Horn Park were celebrating over the weekend as they finally got their bus. Clive have been working with residents from Horn Park for a long time to get a bus onto the Estate. The new B15 route was launched on Saturday and will provide a much-needed link from the Horn Park Estate to Eltham town centre. It will loop through the Estate and stop for a short time at the junction of Alnwick and Mottingham Lane before starting its return journey. Clive added “I know from the hundreds of people who have contacted me about this that the service will be extremely popular.”

Clive was also celebrating at the weekend the arrival of the new 132 Bus route which provides a central link between Eltham and North Greenwich. For more details of that story, click here.

New swing park at Coldharbour officially opened

Clive attended the official opening of the new swing park at New Eltham on Saturday with the Mayor of Greenwich Steve Offord.

The new park was funded through The Children Play Programme Big Lottery Fund.

“Greenwich Council must be congratulated in the way it continues to invest in children’s services in this way. W ned to continue to do all that we can to provide more facilities for young people,” said Clive.

Clive declares newly refurbished dentist open wide

Clive Efford attended the formal opening of the new practice on Dunvegan Road, and praised the innovative changes made. The building has housed a dental practice since 1971. Last July Dr Nasser Mushekhan took over and working closely with Greenwich Teaching Primary Care Trust has completed an extensive modernisation of the premises. The changes mean that the practice is now fully computerised along with an advanced digital X-Ray system, disabled friendly treatment rooms situated on the ground floor with disabled friendly treatment chair, longer opening hours (including Saturday mornings and late evenings) and family appointments available. Continue reading

Local government minister John Healy visits Eltham Centre

Local government minister John Healy was full of praise for the new Eltham Centre in the High Street.

Click below to see a video of his visit.

Clive condemns Israeli action and calls for immediate ceasefire

Clive Efford has signed a letter to the Guardian from several MPs to outline his horror at the Israeli action in Gaza and calling for the international community to intervene to bring about an immediate ceasefire.

The text to the letter was as follows:

Israel’s continuing massive military strikes on Gaza are an outrage that the international community must not allow to continue (Reports, 30 December). Palestinian rocket attacks that traumatise the lives of communities in southern Israel are also utterly unacceptable. Both sides must cease fire. Israel’s actions are disproportionate and counterproductive to achieving either security for the people of Israel or peace in the Middle East. Physicians for Human Rights (Israel) have warned that “targeting of civilians and of medical facilities is a breach of international humanitarian law. The targets chosen by the Israeli military include also clearly civilian installations.”

Gaza is one of the poorest and most densely populated places on Earth. For the past two years, the blockade and previous Israeli strikes had already disrupted electricity supplies and access to clean water. Even before the current attack, Gaza’s health system was near collapse. Hospitals are short of medicines, blood and essential equipment. Only half of Gaza’s 58 ambulances are functioning.

We call on the international community, and especially the high contracting parties to the Fourth Geneva convention, to intervene to stop the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Gaza. We call for an immediate ceasefire by all parties and for an embargo on the supply of military equipment to both sides. The international community must also assert unambiguously that there is no military route to peace in the Middle East and redouble its efforts to create a secure and independent state of Palestine alongside a secure and independent Israel.