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Bonkers Blog August 2015

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6 August (Part 1) - Greenwich council wants your opinion

GreenwichGreenwich council continues to make all the running on Wilton Road where £300,000 is available to make it a more attractive place to shop, and given the number of takeaways there, to eat and drink as well.

The leader of Greenwich council has shown an interest and the cabinet member, director and his senior officers have all shown up at meetings, but from Bexley, no one I have ever recognised.

Two days ago the Royal Borough issued a Press Release in which councillor Danny Thorpe, Greenwich’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport said:

This is an exciting chance for local people – and people who regularly use Abbey Wood station – to directly shape plans for the Wilton Road area, which has even more potential to become a very popular local destination. Overall these are really exciting times for Abbey Wood – it is wonderful to see the changes promised because of Crossrail really starting to come to fruition. As well as the Wilton Road scheme we’re seeing the major new Cross Quarter development deliver new homes, new community facilities, nursery and supermarket and wider improvements to the whole area around the new station.

The Press Release revealed that the promised public consultation tent will make an appearance tomorrow, Friday and Saturday 8th and Monday 10th August. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will be near to the Wilton Road, Abbey Arms entrance to the temporary station.

Local residents and commuters should take the opportunity to influence the area for the better. A rare opportunity for Bexley residents to take part in a consultation in which the decision has not already been made.


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