Next Monday an address I frequently visit in East Ham (Newham council) will
be included in a new controlled parking scheme. The cost of an annual residents
ticket will be zero; absolutely nothing. A visitors ticket will be 30 pence a
day and their council tax remains low. Contrast that with the fees
set by the vultures who control high taxing Bexley. They have just doubled
the cost of parking to £70 a year (more in some streets) and visitors are
charged up to 30 pence an hour. Naturally the council
gave no prior warning to residents who are beginning to protest against this blatant
taxation increase and expenses funding operation. Meanwhile the same council has set aside
£4 million to pay a firm of consultants to improve the local roads. Its almost
impossible to find any road in Bexley that has been improved in recent years, with one or
two exceptions all changes are for the worse. An instant improvement could be made by
merely reversing the crass stupidity.
Meanwhile, this week brings the usual crop of injustices by a council described in the local paper as taken over by a mob of nasty, evil people who seem to thrive on other peoples pain and hurt. They have fined a pensioner half his weekly income because his blue badge was allegedly not visible and a fireman has been fined for parking in a road he wasnt in supported by a photograph of a car that isnt his. Our council is managed by heartless jobsworths or in the more colourful language of the local paper, worthless bags of filth. Just a reminder of who is Bexleys transport boss. His name is Peter Craske, a so called Tory councillor and king of their allowance claimers. Suddenly the words nasty, evil, filth and maggot dont seem to be over-the-top at all.