Councillor Rob Leitch sent me an invitation to see
how his Sidcup Garden
Project was shaping up after a year of hard work. He rescued it when
Bexley Council abandoned the Walled Garden
and Rob arranged another Action Day yesterday morning.
On 30th July there will be a celebratory Open Morning in the garden.
I probably should have taken the opportunity to see Councillors at work but how do you get to Sidcup and back from Abbey Wood in a reasonable time on a Saturday morning? The train would be the best plan but a train service from Abbey Wood on a Saturday is a distant memory.
So sorry Rob, I took the easy option and stayed close to home. Didnt even get around to replying. Pretty poor show!
If it were not for a mention on Hugh Neal’s Maggot Sandwich on 12th June I would have known nothing about the Erith Fun Day. Not being an Erith resident I didn’t even know where the Erith Sports Centre is. I forgot about the event.
Fortunately Hugh has agreed to write today’s report and supply some pictures.
The event was two to three times bigger than when it was held on the Riverside Gardens site - more exhibitors, but less atmosphere. The Field is absolutely huge and difficult for people with mobility problems, wheel chairs or buggies to get across. Also difficult for people using public transport, as there are few local bus stops compared with the Riverside Gardens.
Overall better, but with reservations. It was held in the field behind Erith Sports Centre and was very well attended, safer for small children too as it’s not on the road like Riverside Gardens.
I think the organisers will have learned from this year and next year will be the one that counts. Attendance was much higher than in previous years probably the Erith Park residents (next door) may be much of the reason.
Because a couple of Hugh’s photos were not the ideal shape for BiB’s usual display format, uncropped versions have been provided in an alternative format.