several other ill-judged comments he made on 17th November 2010 was councillor Craskes assertion
that he would have the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Albert Road, Bexley removed
tomorrow; but he didnt. Nick Dowling asked him why he did nothing. Craskes
fulsome answer was One of the St. Marys Ward Councillors has carried out a
survey of Albert Road residents, asking them if they support Mr. Dowlings
campaign to remove the zone. Thats it; and we pay him £22,650 for intelligent
responses like that! For a start, Nick has never campaigned for removal of any
CPZ, he has campaigned for Craske to provide plausible figures to justify the
price increase. Craske has never got near to doing that, frequently answering
questions that havent been asked.
Several questions arise from Craskes dishonest response…
a) Why does the councillor have to be anonymous? Does he really exist?
b) What questions did he ask, if any, when carrying out this survey?
c) Where is the formal report and conclusions following the survey and what did it say?
Those questions and more are now on Craskes desk.
One of the things that Craske accused Nick of on 17th November was orchestrating the residents of Albert Road into making many separate complaints. That is true, Nick leafleted the entire street and provided a pro-forma complaint. We are asked to believe that following the survey not one resident of Albert Road thought to say Guess what Nick, the council asked if I wanted to keep the parking zone. It could be that they are an unfriendly lot and no one could be bothered to tip Nick off, or it could be Craskes survey is a figment of his fertile imagination. History stacks the odds very firmly in one direction.