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Bonkers Blog March 2014

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9 March (Part 2) - First it moved, then it vanished

Bin Bin BinA minor blog in July last year featured some of the silly cycle tracks in Bexley. The main contributor was a man who lives in a flat overlooking the waste bin that had been carefully screwed down in the middle of the cycle track in Yarnton Way, Thamesmead.

He has remarked on it several times since but last week it was moved. If you enlarge the later photos you can see the mark of its old position. Do we have Boris’s multi-million pound cycling fund to thank for that? He sent a photo he took yesterday but being a camera snob I went out this morning to take my own as I thought I should get rid of the the luminous yellow the camera phone provided.

As you can see, I left it too late. Bexley council took a year to move the thing, Thamesmead revellers took fewer than 24 hours.

Bexley’s clamp down on taking away ‘side rubbish’ which featured in the News Shopper two weeks ago is having the obvious effect. Where’s councillor Tarrant when you need him?


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