Christmas comes early to Abbey Wood. Very good
I saw my first Father Christmas in a neighbour’s window before Halloween so the shop windows in Wilton Road are perhaps not too premature.
The decorations are a small part of the £300,000 regeneration project and is the idea of the project consultant Sally Williams.
However hard she tries, Sally is unlikely to be able to restore the street to its former glory. (Photo 3.)
Crossrail doesn’t care. Bad
I haven’t access to any privileged information on this one but on the face of it Crossrail is in danger of losing its reputation as a considerate neighbour.
First it was the half mile detour over Harrow Manorway for anyone unable to manage stairs.
Then it was the demolition of a footbridge without opening a new one which creates a detour in the region of a mile.
Now they have caused the closure of a church hall.
It took four train journeys to get the pictures of the back of the church. First the memory card was full, then a mobile digger was in the way. The third train’s window was so filthy that the lens wouldn’t focus through it but I eventually struck lucky with what I assume were church people on the roof taking a good look at their future being bulldozed away.
Lesnes Abbey. The wrecking gathers pace. Ugly
While taking a look at the park this morning I saw a group of tourists with
Nikons slung around their neck none to pleased with what could be seen. Why do
Nikon owners always seem to have massive telephoto lenses? Nearly all those you
see on Bonkers are taken with a fairly extreme wide angle. But I digress.
Even more of the park has been barricaded off than at the beginning of the month. Now the steps down from the abbey area to the Monks’ Garden are inaccessible. However you are welcome to slide down the grass bank on the rotting leaves which Bexley council no longer picks up.
What a Dartford recycling bin is doing by the mulberry tree (Photo 4) is anybody’s guess. Perhaps councillor Craske knows.