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Bonkers Blog June 2014

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1 June (Part 1) - Sidcup still suffering

Sidcup at seven o’clock this morning. If pedestrians actually follow the many instructions to cross the road they will do so about three times within 100 yards, sometimes the objective is to reach just one isolated shop. I suspect the owner‘s business must be well down.

Weatherspoon’s is doing a little better compared with two weeks ago but the Hadlow Road junction is still not finished.

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Cannon CannonWhen this grand scheme is finished what will be get? Some shop facades will have been renewed which you might notice if you go around looking skywards. If you go around looking skywards you will trip over some stainless steel bollards or walk into a sapling.

Three, maybe more, road junctions will look like Bexleyheath’s Broadway with lots of fancy blocks with no kerbs and presumably no yellow lines to denote where parking might not be penalty free and some perfectly good modern block paving will have been replaced by perfectly good modern block paving.

Bexley council may tell you everything is funded by Transport for London but similar things go on right across London so it is disingenuous to suggest Bexley taxpayers are not having to fork out. Is it any wonder that our council tax rate is 24th worst in London when so much waste is the norm?

The final two images show Sidcup High Street paving new and old and my own drive before and after a good wash. I really must get out there and finish it while the sun shines and before Thames Water puts me on a meter.

 

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