I have been away for a couple of days and couldn’t look in on the Crayford Fun Day as I did last year. Like with the Erith Riverside Festival there is no obvious support by Bexley council. Fortunately a willing volunteer showed up to cover for my absence and his report follows…
A great day, with lots of people of all ages enjoying the sunny, windy with showers in between, day. The strong man event was a great attraction and the many charity stalls and local dance clubs provided an enjoyable day.
I arrived about 1 p.m. due to work commitments and after he official opening David Evennett, M.P. However the lack of support and presences of local councillors was a let down. The only councillor I saw was Howard Marriner adorned by his Rotary Club bib. [Same as last year]. I had expecting our deputy mayor Geraldene Lucia-Hennis to be there, Crayford being her patch' and to show the people of Crayford her mayoral outfit. Maybe she had other commitments.
No sign of councillor Melvin Seymour either; maybe he was out painting! Perhaps Bexley council could engage him to repaint faded yellow lines or better still, paint some road markings in Bexleyheath! So we all know where we are supposed to be!
Nevertheless it was a good day which would be better with more support from some of the traders in the town.
I heard that the ‘cafe in the park’ for want of a better name, has found someone to reopen it. However I feel that the restrictions in place about what may be sold and when will again make it unviable.