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Bonkers Blog Index 2015

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December 2015

31 December - Cheers. Happy New Year, but not for everyone

30 December - Perceived to be nest feathering. Bring down the shutters quick

28 December - Merry Christmas. Bah Humbug!

24 December (Part 2) - P.S. (Please Santa)

24 December (Part 1) - The Yule blog. No ’ell for Bexley council

23 December (Part 3) - Councillor Maxine Fothergill. Bringing ill repute

23 December (Part 2) - Stannah Lift excuses. Hanging by a thread

23 December (Part 1) - It’s 837 years old, does another one matter?

22 December - Treading carefully through the legal minefield

21 December (Part 2) - All night long

21 December (Part 1) - Bexley council isn’t working

20 December - Crossrail enters a new phase at Abbey Wood

19 December (Part 3) - Scrooge is alive and living in Watling Street

19 December (Part 2) - The wait continues

19 December (Part 1) - Who has been a naughty boy or girl?

18 December (Part 3) - An update on Tesco’s Broadway bomb site

18 December (Part 2) - Tower Hamlets council gives lessons in how to investigate a complaint properly

18 December (Part 1) - A good day to bury bad news?

17 December - Ugly or what?

16 December - Crossrail disruption. It’s about to get far worse

15 December (Part 2) - Bexley owed millions in Housing Benefit overpayments with little chance of reducing the debt

15 December (Part 1) - Foxton’s blocked

14 December - Bexley and Tower Hamlets. Contrast and compare

13 December (Part 2) - Oh no. Not another set of election leaflets

13 December (Part 1) - Abbey Wood station platform gets a roof

12 December (Part 2) - Even the might of Crossrail can’t rescue her

12 December (Part 1) - Bexley this week

11 December (Part 2) - Return to ‘Places’. No Tesco, no Christmas lights and no peace and goodwill for motorists

11 December (Part 1) - Another Scrutiny meeting. Some preliminary thoughts

10 December (Part 3) - The brown bin report

10 December (Part 2) - This website. The Contact Form

10 December (Part 1) - Be afraid. Be very afraid if you live near Old Farm Avenue

9 December - Resistance is futile

8 December (Part 2) - Open and transparent? I don’t think so

8 December (Part 1) - The Forum

7 December (Part 2) - The answer is 42. Months

7 December (Part 1) - Unintended consequences

6 December (Part 2) - Lots of Crossrail progress at Abbey Wood. Pity about the train service

6 December (Part 1) - Father Christmas comes to Abbey Wood

5 December (Part 2) - Save Old Farm Park. An unexpected turn of events

5 December (Part 1) - Messing around on the river

4 December (Part 2) - Roof up. Trees down

4 December (Part 1) - Recycling the same old lies

3 December - Reducing their numbers and lowering the pay of agency workers

2 December (Part 2) - Homeleigh is safe in Bexley’s hands. Probably

2 December (Part 1) - Docs and cops

1 December (Part 3) - Ugly rumours

1 December (Part 2) - Lesnes Abbey and Broadway Phase II make progress while a new stealth tax creeps in unannounced

1 December (Part 1) - A Brokensense of humour

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November 2015

30 November (Part 3) - Bexley. A very dismal place

30 November (Part 2) - No interest in Bexley

30 November (Part 1) - In their own interests

29 November - Turning the screw

28 November - Know thy enemy

27 November (Part 4) - The North Heath numpty has spoken again

27 November (Part 3) - Lesnes Abbey. Rapid progress at last

27 November (Part 2) - Should I be worried?

27 November (Part 1) - It was a good day for spreading the news

26 November (Part 3) - Look what’s in the boss’s back yard

26 November (Part 2) - Abbey Wood on the telly. Crossrail is the villain

26 November (Part 1) - Four Bexley libraries privatised amid all party agreement, more or less

25 November - Crossrail to Belvedere, Erith and Slade Green. Council leader sounds optimistic. Could she be right?

24 November (Part 3) - Devoid of sense, Cllr. Leaf falls back on insults. The Peter Craske impersonator hones his skills

24 November (Part 2) - You paid your twenty seven quid, now kindly get lost

24 November (Part 1) - Unfortunately, UKIP Bexley is absolutely right

23 November (Part 2) - Totally out of touch

23 November (Part 1) - The camera doesn’t lie. Not so sure about Bexley council

22 November (Part 2) - It was a bit of a struggle but it cost 20 minutes, not ninety grand

22 November (Part 1) - News and rants from the past week

21 November (Part 2) - At last the June Slaughter Show

21 November (Part 1) - Prince meets the carbuncle of Bexley in a timewarp

20 November (Part 2) - Lights out in Welling

20 November (Part 1) - Broadway and Erith Shopping Centres. Who owns what?

19 November (Part 2) - It’s official. The Cabinet member for Regeneration and Growth is an ignoramus

19 November (Part 1) - Lesnes Abbey. Six months late the Meccano set arrives

18 November (Part 2) - Bexley’s cabinet states its case for being the ‘Not listening to you council’

18 November (Part 1) - Old Farm Park slips further out of reach

17 November (Part 2) - Bexley police’s arrest records appear to be less than reliable

17 November (Part 1) - Not just an island platform, an isolated building site too

16 November (Part 3) - A dummy run or a run fit only for dummies?

16 November (Part 2) - The bonkers path to a Forum

16 November (Part 1) - Bexley is Bonkers on Facebook

15 November (Part 2) - Cross with Crossrail

15 November (Part 1) - Bexley. The black bag borough

14 November - Convenient for the station

13 November - Blue sky thinking

12 November (Part 3) - Amber Dudd

12 November (Part 2) - If at first you don’t succeed

12 November (Part 1) - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

11 November (Part 2) - Odours. Bad. Exceptionally so

11 November (Part 1) - Playing catch up

10 November (Part 3) - Bonus bins

10 November (Part 2) - The price of cuts

10 November (Part 1) - Questions for the Leader

9 November (Part 2) - More traffic chaos planned. This time it looks like being permanent

9 November (Part 1) - Yesterday’s news

8 November (Part 4) - Piles of concrete and steel

8 November (Part 3) - Optimism. Bravado. Exaggeration. It must be the OBE’s report

8 November (Part 2) - Weeping over willows

8 November (Part 1) - Crossrail Crucifies Catholic Church

7 November (Part 3) - Almost unprecedented

7 November (Part 2) - South Eastern Railway. Absolutely hopeless as usual

7 November (Part 1) - Pity the birds

6 November (Part 4) - Sent to the back of the queue

6 November (Part 3) - Finished, sort of, a month ago. Time to dig it up again

6 November (Part 2) - They are Bexley Tories, they lie. It’s what they do

6 November (Part 1) - More traffic chaos on the cards

5 November (Part 4) - No 15 minutes of fame

5 November (Part 3) - It’s Abbey Wood Village if you don’t mind

5 November (Part 2) - When the fat lady sings

5 November (Part 1) - Not the only clock up

4 November (Part 3) - Lesnes slide. Apparently completed

4 November (Part 2) - Bexley’s gutter politics

4 November (Part 1) - You ain’t seen nothing yet!

3 November (Part 3) - Unintended consequences

3 November (Part 2) - Bexley repudiates Greenwich time

3 November (Part 1) - The destruction continues

1 November (Part 3) - Making the worst of a difficult situation

1 November (Part 2) - The trashing of Lesnes Abbey Park

1 November (Part 1) - The end of the line

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October 2015

31 October - Cart before the horse?

30 October (Part 2) - Wandering wheelies

30 October (Part 1) - Best not to go there

29 October - Just photos

28 October (Part 2) - Snakes alive!

28 October (Part 1) - Not the Transport Committee report

27 October (Part 2) - £105,000 gets you this

27 October (Part 1) - Confusing, careless and wrong

26 October (Part 2) - Quiz night. Guess where this is?

26 October (Part 1) - Resource report at last

25 October - Pee’d off with the inconvenience

24 October - Are you Bonkers?

23 October (Part 3) - Crossing swords

23 October (Part 2) - Belvedere welcomes slippery customers

23 October (Part 1) - A crafty last minute advertisement

22 October (Part 4) - A fan defending the brown stuff

22 October (Part 3) - Please move down inside

22 October (Part 2) - No more Clockwork Oranges

22 October (Part 1) - An uninspiring People meeting

21 October (Part 2) - They serve a common purpose

21 October (Part 1) - Murky thoughts

20 October - Out and about town

19 October - Two councils in a panic to save Tuckley

18 October (Part 6) - In the dark

18 October (Part 5) - Is Bexley really totally against road crossings?

18 October (Part 4) - Rising from the ashes

18 October (Part 3) - UK Power not nitwits any more. But Thames Water may be

18 October (Part 2) - Progress at last - but slow

18 October (Part 1) - Will it or won’t it? Probably not

17 October (Part 2) - Toilet rolls will be the key to recycling success

17 October (Part 1) - Tuckley tells tales to Towers

16 October (Part 3) - Secretary of State Greg Clark is ill-advised, or maybe just a fool

16 October (Part 2) - Don’t kill the Golden Goose. Oh, they just did

16 October (Part 1) - Money to burn

15 October (Part 2) - Parking Places

15 October (Part 1) - Labour of love?

14 October (Part 2) - Bins trashed

14 October (Part 1) - Balancing the books

13 October - Will it or won’t it?

12 October - Why are we waiting?

11 October - Money to waste

10 October - The comical copper

9 October (Part 3) - Abbey Wood parking problems

9 October (Part 2) - Unhinged

9 October (Part 1) - Progress at last

8 October (Part 3) - It’s madness

8 October (Part 2) - Bexley Times. Welcome back

8 October (Part 1) - Reckless but maybe not guaranteed wreckless

7 October (Part 2) - Bad design leads to bad driving

7 October (Part 1) - More brown bin excuses

6 October - “It’s a no-brainer”

5 October (Part 3) - Zacharias is no Sir James

5 October (Part 2) - ECOnomic disaster zone?

5 October (Part 1) - The perfect storm making recycling a chore

4 October - Crossrail. Not a hive of activity

3 October (Part 3) - Roundabout the Crayford cherry

3 October (Part 2) - Beating the bin system

3 October (Part 1) - Confusion by design

2 October (Part 4) - The blob comes to Crayford

2 October (Part 3) - Never ending bin problems

2 October (Part 2) - Amateurs versus Pros

2 October (Part 1) - Abbey Wood 7. Lower Belvedere nil

1 October (Part 4) - Judge, Jury and Appeal Judge - all in one

1 October (Part 3) - The Lion sleeps

1 October (Part 2) - In a hurry to get to church?

1 October (Part 1) - In Bexley nothing is quite as it might seem

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September 2015

30 September (Part 2) - Twitter trouble

30 September (Part 1) - The Crossrail Liaison Panel

29 September (Part 2) - The dead bins lie fallen all over the borough

29 September (Part 1) - The Sidcup battleground

28 September - Tales from the Inbox

27 September - They ignore residents at their peril

26 September (Part 3) - Green Chain Walk. Worth waiting for

26 September (Part 2) - A busy day in Abbey Wood

26 September (Part 1) - Batman beats the rat man

25 September (Part 3) - Abbey Wood. A week in the life…

25 September (Part 2) - The accounts audited. All’s well especially for retiring senior managers

25 September (Part 1) - Beware a woman scorned - by the electorate

24 September (Part 2) - Massive inconvenience for six months. But in Greenwich, so that’s OK

24 September (Part 1) - From meetings to maps

23 September (Part 2) - Bourne again

23 September (Part 1) - More Bottle

22 September (Part 2) - No Bottle

22 September (Part 1) - Midas in reverse

21 September (Part 3) - You couldn’t make it up

21 September (Part 2) - Lion Road. Taking shape - very slowly

21 September (Part 1) - There’s no secrets any more

20 September - Whole lot of nothing going on

19 September (Part 2) - The bin fiasco. A postscript

19 September (Part 1) - How are they doing? None too good

18 September (Part 3) - Considerate constructor? Probably not

18 September (Part 2) - Bexley’s housing crisis

18 September (Part 1) - It’s your BBC. Bexley Beazley Chris

17 September (Part 2) - Bexley’s Digital Future

17 September (Part 1) - Who said that then?

16 September - Think of the children

15 September (Part 3) - Fibre for Welling?

15 September (Part 2) - We’ll be back

15 September (Part 1) - Mind the gap

14 September (Part 3) - Full house

14 September (Part 2) - Back to work but not yet

14 September (Part 1) - Boundaries Commission consultation

13 September (Part 2) - A walk from Lesnes Abbey to Southmere Lake

13 September (Part 1) - Back to work, probably

12 September (Part 2) - Water torture. Belvedere Splash Park still threatened

12 September (Part 1) - Pay the bin tax and get less service than the refuseniks

11 September (Part 3) - Spot Anna Firth

11 September (Part 2) - Travelling Southeastern may be hard work but…

11 September (Part 1) - I've bin sabotaged

10 September (Part 2) - Lion Road. Taking shape

10 September (Part 1) - Sow’s ear to silk purse

9 September (Part 4) - There’s an awful lot of rubbish about

9 September (Part 3) - Shoppered. The North Heath numpty strikes again

9 September (Part 2) - Brum is Bonkers too

9 September (Part 1) - Champagne socialists?

8 September (Part 2) - Taken in for questioning

8 September (Part 1) - All crooks together

7 September (Part 5) - Links, but no link

7 September (Part 4) - Death and destruction

7 September (Part 3) - Boundaries consultation. Don’t all rush at once

7 September (Part 2) - Waste

7 September (Part 1) - Welcome words on Will from Greenwich

6 September - Banging, grinding, throbbing and scraping

5 September (Part 3) - Track in the tunnel

5 September (Part 2) - Bin fiasco updated. An OBE (Odd Bin Experience)

5 September (Part 1) - Six weekends without a train service

4 September (Part 3) - Poison Pen Letter

4 September (Part 2) - Bexley council’s rubbish

4 September (Part 1) - Tower Hamlets. A minor update

3 September (Part 3) - Tuckley Hamlets. The CPS reaches a decision

3 September (Part 2) - The Brown Bin Tax

3 September (Part 1) - Tower Hamlets. Twinned with Bexley

2 September (Part 2) - Claws out

2 September (Part 1) - How the other half lives

1 September - Vexatious Facism

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August 2015

31 August - Ramblings

30 August - Lion Road fails to roar

29 August (Part 2) - Arty in the Park

29 August (Part 1) - Good thinking batman

28 August (Part 2) - Time to go

28 August (Part 1) - Tower Hamlets council given more to think about

27 August (Part 4) - Tuckley a victim of far right extremism. You couldn’t make it up

27 August (Part 3) - Tower Hamlets council is no stranger to dishonesty and last night they lapped up more

27 August (Part 2) - A ‘thief’ to catch a thief?

27 August (Part 1) - UK Power Nitworks Ltd again

26 August (Part 3) - In defence of the indefensible

26 August (Part 2) - Splashrail

26 August (Part 1) - UK Power Nitwits Ltd

25 August - Mud and highway robbery

24 August - From Lesnes Abbey to Sidcup via Abbey Wood

23 August - Crossrail suffers delays but arrives on time

22 August - He can run but he can’t hide

21 August (Part 2) - This Website

21 August (Part 1) - Bexley police telling porkies again

20 August - Delays and dereliction

19 August - Tuckley’s off

18 August - Rubbish and councillor Philip Read

17 August - A valiant effort but…

16 August - More of the same!

15 August - Crossrail construction pushes on

14 August - Lesnes Abbey gives up some of its secrets

13 August (Part 2) - Lesnes Abbey lies in ruins

13 August (Part 1) - Boundary issues

12 August (Part 2) - Chaos, and it’s not really started yet

12 August (Part 1) - Oddments again

10 August - Almost nothing doing

9 August - Crossrail digs one hole, fills another

8 August (Part 2) - A job for Rob

8 August (Part 1) - Dan’s the man

7 August (Part 3) - New look for Wilton Road. It’s a gazebo

7 August (Part 2) - Park vandals win again

7 August (Part 1) - The Green Chain’s missing link

6 August (Part 3) - Loons with balloons

6 August (Part 2) - Bexley council will ignore your opinion

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

5 August (Part 2) - Off target

5 August (Part 1) - No sign of a sign

4 August - Crayford conundrum

3 August (Part 2) - Saint Peter?

3 August (Part 1) - Taking a stake in Wilton Road

2 August (Part 2) - Crash, bang, wallop! It’s the super safe Bellegrove Road again

2 August (Part 1) - Progress and lack thereof

1 August (Part 2) - Driving down crime, the wrong way and the right way

1 August (Part 1) - If looks could kill

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July 2015

31 July (Part 2) - The last words

31 July (Part 1) - None too bright?

30 July (Part 3) - Crossrail accelerates

30 July (Part 2) - Taking a stand

30 July (Part 1) - This and that

29 July (Part 2) - Abbey Wood Sainsbury’s opens

29 July (Part 1) - Catching up with Bexley council

28 July (Part 2) - If you ever doubted Bexley council is up to no good…

28 July (Part 1) - Splash the cash or slash the splash - concluded

27 July (Part 2) - Splash the cash or slash the splash

27 July (Part 1) - Try something new on Wednesday

26 July (Part 4) - Snoozing, slaughtering and scowling

26 July (Part 3) - Felixslowe progress

26 July (Part 2) - Cllr. Massey advocates one to one obesity mentoring. For whom he didn’t say

26 July (Part 1) - ‘Nasties’ in the pool said the nasties in the chamber

25 July (Part 3) - Cabinets, costings and cretinous comments

25 July (Part 2) - Belvedere’s not so superstore

25 July (Part 1) - Abbey Wood station in the rain. An absolute disgrace

24 July - Caught at mid-wicket - or something

23 July (Part 2) - Giving up

23 July (Part 1) - The case for cuts. (Continued)

22 July (Part 3) - The case for cuts

22 July (Part 2) - It’s going to be a tricky one

22 July (Part 1) - Not a shred of evidence?

21 July (Part 3) - Fait accompli

21 July (Part 2) - Wilton Road Stakeholder Forum

21 July (Part 1) - Council leader faces questions

20 July (Part 2) - A fare argument

20 July (Part 1) - The axe is poised

19 July (Part 3) - Arriving at Platform 1

19 July (Part 2) - A gem of an idea

19 July (Part 1) - Council money down the drain

18 July (Part 3) - Dealing with Bexley council is no fun at all

18 July (Part 2) - Progress report on Lesnes Abbey Enhancement Project

18 July (Part 1) - Hip hurray! Life may soon return to normal

17 July (Part 2) - A fine mess

17 July (Part 1) - Questionable practices

16 July (Part 2) - Another day, another protest

16 July (Part 1) - Erith Fun Day

15 July - Never trust a policeman

14 July (Part 3) - Saving the Splash Park. Imposed conditions near impossible to meet

14 July (Part 2) - Authoritarian Betts

14 July (Part 1) - Reasonable?

13 July - Cheats and crooks

12 July (Part 2) - Chipping away at the fundamentals

12 July (Part 1) - Crossrail on track

11 July (Part 2) - Out of their minds?

11 July (Part 1) - Out of our sight

10 July (Part 2) - A cut and dried decision?

10 July (Part 1) - Feedback

9 July (Part 2) - Unknown councillor Nigel Betts seeks his 15 minutes of fame

9 July (Part 1) - Rubbish and lies. Craske’s back

8 July - Transport in Bexley. Crowded, slower, safer

7 July (Part 2) - A bridge too far?

7 July (Part 1) - The lying councillor Cheryl Bacon. An update

6 July (Part 2) - Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

6 July (Part 1) - Fly tipping is on the up

5 July (Part 3) - Wilton left wanting

5 July (Part 2) - Something to hide

5 July (Part 1) - Rubbish in Belvedere, rubbish in Brasted

4 July (Part 2) - Rhys Lawrie - It’s complicated

4 July (Part 1) - Abbey Wood-on-Sea

3 July (Part 2) - At the Resources Committee meeting with insufficient resources

3 July (Part 1) - Audit Report

2 July - After the climbdown

1 July (Part 3) - It’s too damned hot!

1 July (Part 2) - The North South divide

1 July (Part 1) - The Listening council or maybe a cornered council

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June 2015

30 June (Part 3) - Barriers to Boundaries

30 June (Part 2) - Almost lying

30 June (Part 1) - Almost Barking

29 June (Part 3) - Secrecy has no boundaries

29 June (Part 2) - Senseless councils. Lawless supermarkets

29 June (Part 1) - Priests and prayers. Police and parkers

28 June (Part 2) - A well organised parade through virtually empty streets

28 June (Part 1) - Bexley’s Children’s Services. Still generating discontent

26 June (Part 2) - Crossrail gets ready for utility diversion

26 June (Part 1) - Bridge on the River Cray

25 June (Part 2) - People against park vandals

25 June (Part 1) - People and Police plus Pinky and Perky

24 June (Part 2) - Bexley. A council built on lies, big and small

24 June (Part 1) - Bexley council still trying to dodge questions on their failure to prevent a child murder

23 June - No blog. No time

22 June (Part 3) - Bexley bridge renewal

22 June (Part 2) - Facebook

22 June (Part 1) - Council leader Teresa O‘Neill OBE. Forked tongue wags again

20 June (Part 2) - Wiping the grin off his Facebook

20 June (Part 1) - Save Our Splash Park

19 June (Part 4) - The Bin Tax

19 June (Part 3) - Carbon copies

19 June (Part 2) - Blast from Bexley’s past didn’t last

19 June (Part 1) - Belvedere Splash Park report

18 June - Police procrastination

17 June - Crossrail v Lesnes Abbey

16 June - Another stealth tax sneaked in

15 June - Here we go round the Mulberry Bush

14 June - Ramblings

13 June - Bexley. OBE city

12 June (Part 2) - The Met

12 June (Part 1) - Slowly does it

11 June (Part 3) - The cost of mindless parasites, by councillor Philip Read

11 June (Part 2) - Highway robbery

11 June (Part 1) - Browned off

10 June (Part 4) - Streets burned in Bexley

10 June (Part 3) - Bexley puts their foot in it again

10 June (Part 2) - Why are we waiting?

10 June (Part 1) - The morning after the night before

9 June (Part 2) - Penny wise, pound foolish. The result

9 June (Part 1) - BiB. Quiet but not dead

7 June (Part 2) - No longer built like a brick outhouse

7 June (Part 1) - Green Chain not yet linked

6 June - Buses, bridges, bonkers

5 June - Jam tomorrow

4 June (Part 2) - Council leader says bin charges are a tax

4 June (Part 1) - No splashing, no putting, no end to the cuts

3 June (Part 2) - Another bottleneck in the making

3 June (Part 1) - Bexley’s property portfolio - according to the TPA

2 June - He told them so

1 June (Part 2) - They should have supported Labour

1 June (Part 1) - The forthcoming Bin Tax

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May 2015

31 May - How to win friends and influence people

30 May - Does anyone still read the Highway Code?

29 May (Part 2) - Net worth? Worse than nothing

29 May (Part 1) - With one bound (or boundary) he was free!

28 May - Public exclusions and secret Sub-Committees

27 May (Part 2) - “A mob of nasty evil people”

27 May (Part 1) - They went for gerrymandering in 2011. What this time?

26 May (Part 2) - Crossrail speeds on

26 May (Part 1) - Lesnes Abbey grinds to a halt

25 May (Part 2) - Crossrail forces a U-turn

25 May (Part 1) - Why the news blackout?

24 May (Part 2) - Not good enough Eileen

24 May (Part 1) - Shocking or what?

22 May - Wilton Wow!

21 May (Part 2) - A good start but a disappointing ending

21 May (Part 1) - Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t

20 May (Part 2) - Chaos by design

20 May (Part 1) - More road chaos due

19 May (Part 2) - Electrifying pictures

19 May (Part 1) - He’s in the money!

18 May - Bexley borough. The decline and fall

16 May (Part 3) - 28 years later

16 May (Part 2) - Back to election squabbling

16 May (Part 1) - The best laid plans…

14 May - Money wasting and money grabbing

13 May - Slow news day

12 May - Public Service Announcement

11 May - Don’t blame Greenwich

10 May - Water and steel

9 May (Part 2) - Council tax. Where’s Bexley in the league table?

9 May (Part 1) - Councillor Philip Read. Respect for that!

8 May (Part 2) - The results are out and well known. Maybe a little of this won’t be

8 May (Part 1) - What will the future hold?

7 May (Part 3) - Splash Park ripples

7 May (Part 2) - Election Day arrives. Tomorrow the real fun will begin

7 May (Part 1) - Great news. Batman Returns

6 May (Part 3) - A pool of talent pools their efforts. Maybe

6 May (Part 2) - Things to come? A cautionary tale

6 May (Part 1) - No shelter for Anderson

5 May - Splash Wars. What’s the point? Work together or Bexley council wins

4 May (Part 2) - Mayor Marriner on the way out. Now another one likely to be all at sea

4 May (Part 1) - Crossrail looking good. Shame about the station lift

3 May (Part 2) - The link up at The Link

3 May (Part 1) - Tories say Labour silence equals 1,000 words. So here’s a few thousand which are anything but silent

2 May (Part 2) - Meet your Erith & Thamesmead election candidate

2 May (Part 1) - Should have been a Bonkers reader

1 May (Part 2) - The Erith & Thamesmead hustings. It’s off, definitely off

1 May (Part 1) - The Erith & Thamesmead hustings. Will they or won’t they?

April 2015

30 April (Part 2) - For Erith & Thamesmead, it may be off…

30 April (Part 1) - Je suis Monty Python

29 April - For Erith & Thamesmead, it’s on…

28 April - The rabble report

27 April (Part 2) - Old storm in a new tea cup

27 April (Part 1) - No Right Turn

25 April (Part 2) - Election trivia and council meetings

25 April (Part 1) - Lots of questions, few answers

24 April (Part 2) - Bexley council Splash Mobbed

24 April (Part 1) - Bexley Council. Twinned with Tower Hamlets

23 April (Part 3) - Bexley Conservatives. How mean and petty minded can they get?

23 April (Part 2) - Eenie and Meanie but no Minie or Moe

23 April (Part 1) - Full council. First impressions. Not good

22 April (Part 3) - Erith & Thamesmead election hustings

22 April (Part 2) - The quarterly yellow onslaught

22 April (Part 1) - Making waves on the Civic Offices steps

21 April (Part 2) - Jobs for the poor little rich girls

21 April (Part 1) - Promises, promises

20 April - Health foods, Bacon and hot potatoes

19 April - Bexley council. Confusing motorists and me

17 April - The cough that carried him off…

16 April - Smart water meters but rather dumb meeting

14 April (Part 2) - Gareth Bacon goes. He explains the timing and the Labour Leader responds

14 April (Part 1) - Hall Place and Danson Park under attack by Bexley council?

13 April (Part 3) - No more Bacon

13 April (Part 2) - Crayford child care plans rejected

13 April (Part 1) - The Splash Park is back

12 April - New Commander but Bexley police as bad as ever

11 April (Part 3) - Bexley council. Still naturally crooked

11 April (Part 2) - Blisters and bluster

11 April (Part 1) - A meeting of Bexley’s train and bus enthusiasts’ club

10 April (Part 5) - Parking confusion is a reliable cash cow!

10 April (Part 4) - Sidcup. Still annoying people. Not bad for £1·8 million!

10 April (Part 3) - Serious accident in Sidcup

10 April (Part 2) - When the cat’s away…

10 April (Part 1) - New Abbey Ruins

9 April (Part 4) - Bexley. An increasingly unpleasant place to be

9 April (Part 3) - Spoilt for choice

9 April (Part 2) - Memories stirred

9 April (Part 1) - Philip Read - Aiming stones from his glass house

8 April - Jam today and jam tomorrow

7 April - The Greens get my vote

6 April - Belvedere Splash Park. Getting in deep

5 April - Walking in, taking over and having it both ways

4 April - Battle for Old Manor Way playground taken to council chamber

3 April (Part 2) - Forgetting one cross to steal another

3 April (Part 1) - Scrutinising People again

2 April (Part 2) - Crossrail - A postscript

2 April (Part 1) - Erith Quarry plans - A postscript

1 April (Part 2) - The Quarry Men

1 April (Part 1) - Crossrail attempts to calm the masses

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March 2015

31 March (Part 2) - Malik malarkey

31 March (Part 1)- “The end of tyranny” in Bexley

30 March - LibDems ignore imminent election and Bexley mayor displays breathtaking arrogance

29 March - No lift, no trains, no dramatic Crossrail progress

28 March - So what exactly does Will Tuckley do for his £200k. plus perks?

27 March - Bexley’s General Election candidates

26 March - Cllr. Philip Read. Evil man with vile thoughts

25 March (Part 2) - Blocking out the recent past

25 March (Part 1) - Can Anna hack it?

24 March - When is a cut not a cut? When it’s a re-modelling

23 March - It took three years but the penny has finally dropped

22 March (Part 4) - Getting into beds with Anna

22 March (Part 3) - Another job for PC Chris Molnar

22 March (Part 2) - Bexley puts money before health

22 March (Part 1) - Railway runs on time. It helps to have no trains

21 March (Part 2) - Abbey Wood is definitely step free now

21 March (Part 1) - Playing political hard to get

20 March (Part 2) - A new look for Abbey Wood. Plans for Wilton Road are up for discussion

20 March (Part 1) - Tossing caution to the wind…

19 March (Part 2) - Bexley’s malign influence gets everywhere

19 March (Part 1) - Children’s Committee credited. Cllr. Philip Read discredited

17 March - One serious error is careless, two is incompetence

16 March - Bexley council at the back of the grant queue

14 March - Crossrail exhibition. Confusion reigns

13 March - Bexley’s budget meeting goes from shambles, through trickery to outright farce

12 March (Part 3) - Light at the end of the Crossrail tunnel

12 March (Part 2) - Two way losers

12 March (Part 1) - Bexley’s budget debate limps towards the vote

11 March (Part 3) - Sidcup High Street. Shut again

11 March (Part 2) - Play spot the difference in Northumberland Heath

11 March (Part 1) - Bexley’s budget. The facts and the fights

10 March (Part 3) - Met. police: “Repeated failure to accept that corruption protected those responsible for murder”

10 March (Part 2) - Blameless in Bexley. Balls up in Belvedere

10 March (Part 1) - Forget consultations and company funding. The Splash Park has got to go

9 March (Part 2) - In decline for 30 years, driven to the edge, now everyone wants to help

9 March (Part 1) - Bexley’s budget meeting. More news from the cesspit

8 March - This Website

8 March (Part 3) - Abbey Wood. Built on mud

8 March (Part 2) - Read erects barriers but it’s not him who’s discourteous

8 March (Part 1) - Fake pearls of wisdom from Bexley’s finest

7 March (Part 3) - Knock knock, who’s there?

7 March (Part 2) - Bexley council U-turns

7 March (Part 1) - Bexley’s budget. Cllrs. top priority is feathering their own nests

6 March (Part 2) - The descent into chaos begins

6 March (Part 1) - Anna Froth. Chicken

5 March (Part 2) - Crossrail public drop in

5 March (Part 1) - Greed, idiocy, juvenile comments and insults. It must be another Bexley council meeting

4 March (Part 2) - Wilton Road wilting. Life line thrown

4 March (Part 1) - No help there then

3 March (Part 3) - Crossrail and Bexley council. Ripping the heart out of the community

3 March (Part 2) - Bexley really has been Bonkers

3 March (Part 1) - One is John Fuller, the other is full of hate and prejudice

2 March (Part 4) - When it’s gone it’s gone

2 March (Part 3) - Milking the system

2 March (Part 2) - Selling off the family silver

2 March (Part 1) - Nine pounds an hour

1 March (Part 2) - The weekend’s Crossrail news. There is none

1 March (Part 1) - Park and Playground protest

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February 2015

28 February (Part 2) - The week’s Crossrail news

28 February (Part 1) - Fallen into bad company

27 February (Part 2) - Hill View Diary

27 February (Part 1) - Public cabinet concluded

26 February (Part 4) - Blocked roads. Not what they are cracked up to be

26 February (Part 3) - This little piggy…

26 February (Part 2) - The next hopeful to arrive on Platform 1

26 February (Part 1) - Black cloud over Blackfen Library

25 February - £1·8 million spent to get Sidcup booming. Or possibly not

24 February (Part 2) - Council tax. Bexley council’s take on it

24 February (Part 1) - The Cabinet report. The interesting bits

23 February (Part 2) - Council tax up

23 February (Part 1) - Places Scrutiny notes

22 February - Late weekend round up

21 February (Part 2) - Tesco drops Broadway plan, and Bexley council right in it

21 February (Part 1) - Working his passage

20 February (Part 4) - Station demolition ramps up - or maybe down

20 February (Part 3) - Mud and blood

20 February (Part 2) - Another opportunity for swimming in Bexley

20 February (Part 1) - Hell View

19 February (Part 4) - Future council meetings

19 February (Part 3) - The People Scrutiny meeting - the final minutes

19 February (Part 2) - Bin taxes. Bin fines

19 February (Part 1) - Places preliminaries

18 February (Part 2) - Audit short changed

18 February (Part 1) - Green Chain’s broken link

17 February (Part 2) - Housing and the homeless

17 February (Part 1) - Your very good health

16 February (Part 2) - Once an idiot always an idiot

16 February (Part 1) - Lesnes Abbey. Rain stopped play

15 February - This Website

15 February (Part 3) - Something afoot in Gayton Road. Network Rail gets ready to demolish Abbey Wood station

15 February (Part 2) - Alone and lost in Thamesmead

15 February (Part 1) - An update on Belvedere’s Splash Park

14 February (Part 2) - Killing the Golden Geese

14 February (Part 1) - Medics report to People Scrutiny

13 February (Part 2) - Police report to People Scrutiny

13 February (Part 1) - Thamesmead goes west

12 February (Part 2) - The importance of precise wording

12 February (Part 1) - More police uselessness

11 February (Part 2) - Linking with Thamesmead

11 February (Part 1) - Some news from last night’s council scrutiny meeting

10 February (Part 3) - Sainsbury’s Basics

10 February (Part 2) - A million a year. One and a half, maybe more like £4m. It’s all guesswork

10 February (Part 1) - Cllr. Read is all wind but the mill turns so very slowly

9 February (Part 3) - Politicians on platforms? There must be a train or an election due

9 February (Part 2) - Bexley blocks broken by buses

9 February (Part 1) - Building a railway on a bog

8 February - Bexley for sale

8 February - This website

7 February (Part 2) - Bexley’s nightlife; not what it is cracked up to be

7 February (Part 1) - Abbey Wood attacked by Erith

6 February (Part 2) - Longer but safer

6 February (Part 1) - Backing losers

5 February - Same old doom and gloom

4 February (Part 3) - First local election leaflet hits the doormat

4 February (Part 2) - The writing is on the wall for Bexley

4 February (Part 1) - Car park charges up - but not by the claimed 3%

3 February (Part 2) - Mill Road progress - or lack thereof

3 February (Part 1) - No case to answer

2 February - Councillors, cops and robbers

1 February - Crossrail piling on

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January 2015

31 January (Part 2) - Broken. Link

31 January (Part 1) - It’s not quite what it seems. When Philip Read’s behind a scheme, what is?

30 January (Part 2) - Redressing the balance

30 January (Part 1) - Delivering jobs

29 January - Bexley’s police attract another serious complaint

28 January (Part 2) - Hocus-Pocus

28 January (Part 1) - Belvedere can BOGOF

27 January (Part 2) - Cabinet meeting and the evil Philip Read

27 January (Part 1) - Telecoms twit

26 January (Part 2) - Bexley police to be investigated by the Mayor’s Office

26 January (Part 1) - Here we go again. Prices all up, far above inflation rate

25 January (Part 2) - Thin timber strips and trips and trams in Abbey Wood

25 January (Part 1) - DA16 3 forced on to a no fibre diet

25 January - This Website

24 January (Part 2) - Bin and gone

24 January (Part 1) - Slow and slower

24 January - This Website

23 January (Part 3) - The dirty cops really are untouchable

23 January (Part 2) - To The Murky Depths

23 January (Part 1) - Send them to Coventry

22 January (Part 3) - Green is Go

22 January (Part 2) - Helping the police with their enquiries

22 January (Part 1) - Going for broke

21 January (Part 3) - On track for their May deadline. Probably

21 January (Part 2) - Laughing at you; all the way to the bank

21 January (Part 1) - Just ask a busy woman

20 January (Part 2) - Hiding her face

20 January (Part 1) - Crossrail slices through Abbey Wood

20 January - This Website

19 January (Part 2) - The police are an unchecked law unto themselves

19 January (Part 1) - Flattened and fenced - properly

18 January (Part 3) - Just a slum

18 January (Part 2) - Not slumming it

18 January (Part 1) - Slumming it

17 January (Part 2) - Northumberland Heath to be blocked

17 January (Part 1) - The inevitable result of false economies

16 January (Part 2) - How did it go so wrong?

16 January (Part 1) - Probably we’ve bin had

15 January (Part 2) - The lying councillor Cheryl Bacon

15 January (Part 1) - BiB comes to police attention again

14 January - Who’s going to tell her?

13 January - Je suis Charlie

12 January (Part 3) - E & T Tories go forth with Firth

12 January (Part 2) - UKIP Bexley squares up for a fight

12 January (Part 2)- Affordable? Really?

11 January (Part 2) - All change on the Greenwich line

11 January (Part 1) - Vote green

10 January - More disruption planned for traders and drivers

9 January - Bexley council still hoping to suppress the truth

8 January (Part 3) - Bexley Blockheads

8 January (Part 2) - Questionable Bexley police practice

8 January (Part 1) - Bexley bombshell

7 January (Part 2) - Read a NEET deception

7 January (Part 1) - Penny wise pound foolish

5 January - Scraping the Bexley barrel

3 January - Four useful coppers

2 January (Part 3) - Commissioner Hogan-Howe. One utterly useless copper

2 January (Part 2) - Underhand and underlined

2 January (Part 1) - Once a liar always a liar

1 January (Part 5) - Joker of the year so far

1 January (Part 4) - Cheers!

1 January (Part 3) - Self absorbed idiot

1 January (Part 2) - Technical Topics. Technophobes keep out!

1 January (Part 1) - Bexley council: We don’t do honesty

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