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Bonkers Blog December 2011

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23 December (Part 2) - Awash with complaints

Civic Offices under waterChristmas has as usual crept up on me almost unnoticed but the arrival of messages such as “Just a quick email to thank you for the hard work that you and your team put into your website which I read daily” reminds me that it is time to take (and give you) a rest from Bexley council’s catalogue of spite, failure, lies and deceit and wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

Not that everyone will get one, certainly not the disabled couple in a house with its floor under water due to Bexley council’s incompetence, neglect and inhumanity. A sudden flooding at Christmas might be a very unfortunate and unavoidable emergency situation but this one is far from sudden. It was the same last Christmas and every wet day since. Chief Executive Will Tuckley, Deputy Director (Housing) David Bryce-Smith and a host of lesser mortals who could be named have all turned their backs on a problem they caused and they could put right, if only they cared for anyone but themselves. Maybe I’ll be able to reveal more about this next year but Bexley council has such a dreadful reputation for victimising anyone who refuses to suffer in silence that some not unnaturally prefer to avoid publicity.

As the website gains readers (a new record set every day this week) more and more accounts of Bexley’s wicked ways arrive. Staff abused by managers who lie, convicted fraudsters leaving trails that lead perilously close to Bexley council, widespread hatred for Bexleyheath police. Not every report will see the light of day, sometimes the final piece of the jigsaw of proof is elusive. Some of the stories are extremely disturbing and would keep anyone but a council manager awake at night. It’s not at all surprising that Bexley council enlists its minders in Arnsberg Way to try to eradicate scrutiny.

But enough of that for now, I have some presents to wrap. I hope to emerge from a surfeit of turkey by Wednesday for a blog or two before we start all over again the following Saturday but if anything interesting happens at PATAS today, I'll let you know as soon as I can. Meanwhile enjoy the break and if you drive to the shops tomorrow remember it’s free in the car parks but not on the street - unless Craske has changed his mind again.


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