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Bonkers Blog August 2011

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28 August (Part 1) - Pillaging Peter

A reader from Petts Wood has taken issue with my report that parking there costs only 30 pence an hour, she says that a quick visit to a shop using the street bays costs only 20 pence. The cheapest parking I can find anywhere in the borough of Bexley is 50 pence for half an hour. Hands up everyone who thinks councillors Peter Craske and Linda Bailey have been lying again.

Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday. According to Bexley council’s website their car parks will be free. Their on-street pay and display parking bays are said to be operative Monday to Saturday (†) with no exemptions shown for Bank Holidays and for parking meters their website gives no clues at all. Confusing eh? I expect that is the general idea. It will be safer to shop outside the borough. Maybe the meters themselves make things clearer, though the new pay by phone notices don’t. However if the phone system works correctly it won’t let you pay when you need not, so the best bet there if you are one of the “almost 200” motorists so far registered on the system, is to try to pay and see if you get blocked.

Things were so much easier before the clown Craske was allowed to rape and pillage the borough.

† Bellgrove Parade, Welling, Monday to Friday. Starting times vary across the borough, 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00. Finish times also vary. 5:30, 6:30 and 7:00. Parking for councillors and some council employees is free in designated Bexleyheath car parks.


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