Lesnes Abbey Park is a mess.
Bexley Council has been working on it, churned it up and left mud everywhere, park paths and adjacent roads. Now they have closed the area around the ruins.
How they justify the words ‘on time’ I do not know. Their own publicity brochure clearly states that the Visitor Centre will open no later than December 2015 with ‘site wide’ improvements by that time.
There has of course been some rain but nothing exceptional, I haven’t used an umbrella this year although I have carried one.
The paths have become treacherous but there was no attempt to clear the mud until last Thursday when a man with a shovel had a go at it. It was an impossible task and he gave up. The path cleaning machine he had with him was useful only as a mobile bucket.
If Crossrail had failed to clear their mud off the roads, Abbey Wood station would have become inaccessible long ago. The difference in project management skills is obvious for all to see.
By the way, there is news about Old Farm Park. Click the image currently at the top right of all blog pages. (Not in Mobile viewing mode.)