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Bonkers Blog July 2013

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5 July (Part 1) - Deckchairs shuffled while Sidcup Titanic sinks

Benches StarfishWhile Bexley council plans to attract shoppers back to Sidcup by offering coordinated awnings, new benches and starfishes (†) set into the pavement, Mike Frizoni, their Public Realm supremo has other ideas. Hidden away in the small print of the News Shopper and the London Gazette are his revised parking proposals.

• Five four hour parking bays in Belton Road will be reduced to two hours each.
• Three one hour bays in Hatherley Road to be resident only bays. Three more to become residents/business only bays.
• Two two hour bays in Hamilton Road to become resident only.
• Two two hour bays in Stanhope Road to become resident only.

Pulling in the opposite direction are two resident only bays in Hatherley Road to become one hour parking bays and two business bays to become a one hour bay. Also two 20 minute bays in the High Street will become 30 minute bays.

All those different times in Sidcup’s streets may well confuse the Parking Attendants, but confusion is what brings in the money. But not to struggling businesses.

† Looks a bit too like mother and child splatted by a 321 bus to me.


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