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Bonkers Blog August 2016

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27 August - It’s gone very quiet

RoofWhile there is not a lot going on I have been kicking around a few ideas for replacing the site menu. Currently it is created by software from a Greek company which has gone bust leaving customers unable to renew the activation codes which were paid for in advance. Sooner or later it will be a disaster if an alternative is not found.

Coding a menu from scratch is not going particularly well at present as may be seen if you go to the test page. (No longer available.) It is being tinkered with frequently and may be abandoned if certain problems cannot be solved.

Neither was there much going on at Abbey Wood station today although the first roof beams made an appearance last Thursday afternoon.

Somewhere else where things are quiet is Crayford after Geraldene Lucia-Hennis’s pub closed down last week. Nearby residents are rejoicing…

NoticeThe Charlotte is now completely boarded up with new locks fitted.

For the first time since I’ve lived here we are able to park outside every evening and no longer have glasses left on our front walls. The absence of vomit, arguing and fighting chavs and tenants gawping out of the pub windows each morning is wonderful.

So is being able to have windows open at night without the background pub noises.

The one thing I take away from this whole experience is how it’s changed my view of Bexley Council. The only help has come from Councillor Stefano Borella. Not one other person at the Council took any action despite numerous complaints for years and years.

Itְ’s a classic case of looking out for your own. The family running that pub was given special treatment, an obvious conflict of interest.

Bexley Council did nothing but issue empty words. Numerous neighbours have said the same in my time here.

In the past I’ve seen GLH speak to parking wardens and move them on from ticketing her customers parked on yellow lines (a disgusting example of abusing her position). It only came to an end when Bromley Council took over the parking enforcement responsibilty and sent people down to deal with the illegally parked customers.

I’d have voted for GLH in the past, but having seen how Bexley Council is run at first hand I wouldn’t vote for them nor do I have anything positive to say about them.

Note: Slightly edited for brevity.


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