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Bonkers Blog October 2015

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20 October - Out and about town

Bexley Lane Bourne RoadA reader’s report said that the newly redesigned Bexley Lane junction in Crayford (Photo 1) claimed its first victim on Saturday and it is probably true; why would anyone make it up, but by this morning there was no sign of a demolished Keep Left sign, just a couple of mud flaps from a small van in the gutter.

Another report said that the Lion Road junction with Broadway opened yesterday and the fact that the diversion signs were still in place at Upton Road at mid-day suggested that the barriers had been removed quite recently. The footpaths were not yet fully completed. (Photo 6.)

The black road surface is possibly temporary and not as attractive as the planned ‘golden’ surface but the installation of trees and benches will improve things.

The artist’s impression included street dining facilities and one can hardly avoid noticing the number of new restaurants in Broadway. On the other hand Carphone Warehouse has apparently vacated their old premises in The Mall. It's not a year since Carphone Warehouse boasted two branches in Bexleyheath.

Is it just me or does the conflicting information at the end of Church Road (Photo 3) encourage a moving traffic offence? I know that Bexley council is short of money but the right pointing sign where the CCTV is ready to pounce looks a little like entrapment. It’s not new, it’s been there since the Lion Road works started in August.

Church Road Lion Road Lion Road Lion Road
Lion Road Lesnes Abbey Park Lesnes Abbey ParkIn Belvedere the new £105,000 slide is going together like some huge Meccano set. (Photos 8 and 9.)

A few more bricks have been added to the foundations of the Lesnes Abbey Visitor Centre but probably not enough to show up in today’s photo below. (Photo from five days ago.)

Lesnes Abbey

 

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