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Message at local CoOp

A message to a friendly staff member at the local Co-Op turned into an outpouring of support from the village and fundraiser for their future.


New Eltham Christmas Lights

Monday 27th November at 6pm



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. 



Trusted Tradesmen

There is a new section on the Forum designed to help you find a local tradesman you can trust. Why not post your own review?

More About New Eltham.


Wyborne School

Any information is sought about the Annexe which once had an entrance from the Sidcup By-Pass (A20) in New Eltham - a little way down from the Crossways junction.

According to Google Maps it appears the Annexe does
not exist any more, but does anyone know what it is
now used for?  There appears to be a couple of the
 original buildings and part of the original playground.
An area which was a sports field appears to be still an open area.
If anyone has any information please contact NERA.



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Do you have a computer problem? Our resident expert may be able to help.

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The New Eltham Business Association comprises of local businesess in the village to help improve the appearance and bring the community together.

If you wish to join NEBA please contact Mike Healey on 020 8859 4000


 Help Shape Transport

DG Cities, is in partnership with the MERGE Greenwich project. MERGE Greenwich is designed to simulate how autonomous (driverless) vehicle ride-sharing could integrate with public transport systems in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Autonomous vehicles (AVs) offer huge potential to revolutionise the way we perceive and use public transportation. The MERGE Greenwich project will simulate this, showing how passengers can cut travel costs by sharing vehicles with other passengers (ride-sharing) in AVs in real world situations, and help us understand the roll out of AVs on UK roads.


We are conducting this survey to find out how individuals might respond towards an AV ride-share service. We will use the survey responses to help inform the outcome of the MERGE Greenwich project, and tailor the service design towards individual preferences.

Participants who take part in the survey would have the opportunity to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

Below is the link to the survey:

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.

From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January 2018, there will be changes to rail services across London and the south east while Network Rail continues to transform north-south travel through London as part of the Thameslink Programme.

Southeastern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Southern services will all be affected as well as other train operators, with no National Rail services running on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

Planning some last minute Christmas shopping?  
If you are planning to travel to central London over these dates, your journey will be severely impacted and you will need a plan B to complete your journey. Please check your journey before you travel.

Going abroad for Christmas?
A reduced timetable will run between Victoria and Gatwick Airport from 27 December to 1 January, with no trains at all on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, although a replacement bus service will be available on Boxing Day. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Train services to other London airports and St Pancras International will also be affected by closures, please check your journey before you travel.

Detailed travel advice
Detailed travel information and advice to help you plan for these closures is now live at

Here you can select your home station to access bespoke information about how services at your station will be impacted by Thameslink Programme and other work over the festive period. This includes alternative journey options and information on ticket acceptance.

You can also plan your journey using the National Rail website (or app) which has the full timetable details of all services from all train operators over the festive period.

The New Year will begin with a new timetable in operation for Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink services.

Passengers at London Bridge will be greeted by the remaining third of the new concourse and a new entrance on Tooley Street, which will open to the public on 2 January along with the newly completed platforms 1 – 5.

Southeastern trains to and from Cannon Street will resume calling at London Bridge, meaning that tickets will no longer be accepted on TfL alternative routes.

If you have any questions about the Thameslink Programme, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




New Eltham Residents' Association  was founded in 1930. It is a non-political association that looks upon local issues with impartiality and non allegiance.  The current President is Clive Efford the current local Member of Parliament (Eltham Constituency).
As a pressure group for the residents of New Eltham we tackle local issues and concerns and liaise with local Council and Parliament.
Issues such as local police monitoring, building development, traffic watchdog and problems and local transport services are just a few of the wide ranging subjects and problems which are dealt with on a day-by-day basis.
The committee comprises local residents, local businesses, councilors and the local MP. The organization rests solely on the efforts and enthusiasm of volunteers and interested residents.          
Annual membership costs only a minimum of £3.00. To join, pay by credit or debit card via PayPal (see box at right of page)     

You may contact us at:

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Local Councillors

If you have a local issue, your Local Councillors might able to help.

Find more information and contact details for Mandy Brinkhurst, Matt Hartley and John Hills here.



Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Our Coldharbour and New Eltham team consists of police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) and we are dedicated to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live in, work in and visit. We listen and talk to you, and find out what affects your daily life and feelings of security. Our priorities are then set by the local community and we work with you and other agencies to find a lasting solution. You can contact us via e-mail or phone. As part of the policing pledge we will respond to every message directed to us within 24 hours. However, we are not a 24-hour response team, so if it is an emergency please call 999.

We are based at 60 William Barefoot Drive, Eltham SE9 3HU and open Wednesday 7-8pm, Thursday 7-8pm, Saturday 2-3pm (or if shutter is up we are there). Main phone number: 0207 161 9521 

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Letters to NERA:
We publish all letters (email or postal) submitted to NERA, and, where appropriate and possible, provide a quick answer for you, which may be of help before formal consideration.
Don't forget, if you just want to sound off, or canvas support for an idea or tell all residents something, the Forum on this site is the place. As long as it's legal, decent, etc, etc and has some relevance to New Eltham life, it's most welcome! 


Photograph Gallery


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Please include details, eg. where and when taken, a subject and a short description.