Bexley council is not all bad, if it wasn’t for the constant secrecy, frequent dishonesty and occasional corruption by its
leaders who clearly have things to hide, some of its activities might be judged better than most. It doesn’t fine
motorists for minor driving misdemeanours, U-turns and the like - though councillor Craske planned it before
his unfortunate brush with the law - and it doesn't fine those who haven’t a BSC
in chemistry who cannot tell recyclable plastic from the other sort.
Bexley doesn’t tolerate graffiti for long and its roads are neither the most pot-holed or litter strewn in London and it has recently introduced a scheme in conjunction with its waste contractor, Serco, designed to tackle these problems even quicker. They call it the Community Champion Scheme and you can read all about it by clicking that link. They want volunteers to report eyesores such as the dumped sofa reported two days ago.
As has frequently been the case whether it be unlit bollards, unlined roads, racist graffiti or missing drain covers, Bexley council has always responded quickly to the pictures posted here. If it is coincidence it happened again yesterday when the green sofa was taken away within 24 hours of being featured here.
If the electorate clears away the secretive self-serving leadership of Bexley council in May the borough’s cleanliness may become more than just skin deep.
Community Champions application form (PDF).