Clive Efford MP joined Council Leader Chris Roberts and young tennis players at the formal launch of the refurbished courts in Eltham Park South. Continue reading
Today’s vote in the House of Commons to include a Woolwich Station in the Crossrail project is a significant victory, says Eltham MP Clive Efford. Continue reading
Clive has now finished his latest series of local walkabouts. “I can’t claim to solve every problem by writing a letter or making a phone call,” he explains. “MPs are most effective when they work alongside the local community. That is why I think my walkabouts are an effective way of getting things done. I invite local residents, council officers, the police and other organisations to come together to solve local problems. The local residents decide where we should go and what we should see.
Clive dropped in on the Blackheath Wanderers Sport’s Club last Thursday to see for himself the voluntary work being carried out by volunteers from Barclay’s bank.
Clive offered his thanks to the dozens of Barclays employees who had given up their time to come and work at the Club. The Bank runs a scheme that encourages staff to get involved in voluntary work. “I was delighted to see so many people doing such excellent work. They have done an excellent job in making repairs and decorating the club house” said Clive.
McDonalds withdraw their late licence application
Clive Efford MP met with McDonalds senior management at their store in Eltham recently to ask that them to withdraw their application for a licence to remain open until the early hours of the morning. Following the meeting McDonalds agreed to withdraw their application.
Clive explained to the senior managers about the problems that occurred outside their restaurant in the past when they stayed open until midnight. Clive says, “Van loads of police were on duty late at night to deal with the problem of disorderly behaviour. I was not prepared to see vital police resources squandered in this way when my constituents wanted to have more police in their communities.” The police approached McDonalds at Clive’s request and they accepted that there was a problem and agreed to close earlier. This led to an immediate reduction in the levels of anti-social behaviour in the Town Centre late at night.
Clive explained to McDonald’s area manager who had made the application and Hugh Milward, McDonalds’ Head of Public Affairs, that the problem would reoccur if they went ahead with their plans for late night opening. Following the meeting Mr Milward rang Clive and informed him that McDonalds accepted the points he had raised and had withdrawn the application.
Clive adds, “I am delighted that McDonalds have listened to the concerns that I expressed to them on behalf of my constituents and have decided to withdraw their application.”