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Bonkers Blog September 2013

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29 September (Part 3) - Bexleyheath Broadway. It’s gone to the dogs

Pet shop Pet shop noticeWhat was it that Teresa O’Neill said about the new look Bexleyheath Broadway? Oh yes, I remember…

The scheme which was funded by Transport for London was planned to revitalise Bexleyheath Town Centre.

The key features of this scheme focused on creating a much better physical environment & has already transformed the character of the town centre making it a much more attractive place for business and recreation. We’re convinced this will also lead to further economic regeneration of the Borough’s strategic town centre as early indications are already showing.

Red CrossThat was written only a week after the first stage of the new Broadway opened last June; maybe the council leader should have waited a little longer to see how things panned out. Yesterday the pet shop which has been on Broadway for 25 years closed its doors for the last time, blaming Bexley council. Click the image above for a readable copy of their reasons. It is signed by Dennis Ball. I vaguely remember someone telling me ages ago that the pet shop was owned by councillor Chris Ball’s dad. I wonder if that is true.

Last month the Red Cross charity shop upped sticks and left the Broadway too giving the all too familiar reason. Once again click image to read the note.


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