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Bonkers Blog February 2017

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28 February (Part 1) - Bexley Council. Incompetent from top to bottom

Parking ParkingIt's not just at the top of Bexley Council that idiocy reigns supreme, down at the bottom end, in parking services in particular, things are every bit as bad.

A new notice appeared on my nearest main road at the beginning of last week. It says that due to Thames Water works five parking bays will be suspended from 24th February to 2nd March.

It not very helpfully says that the bays concerned are opposite No. 4 Carill (sic) Way.

It is not very helpful on several levels. The bays are not marked so motorists are left to guess how long a length of road is represented by five bays.

“Opposite No. 4 Carill Way” makes no sense. There are no houses on the road opposite the restriction notices, those on Photo 2. are not in Carrill Way.

Carrill Way makes a junction in Abbey Road where parking is not permitted and No. 4 is not even the first house in the road. What is more you cannot park opposite No. 4 because it is at the top end of a T junction so there is nowhere to park opposite it.

Carrill Way is spelt wrong and it’s not in Abbey Wood it is in Belvedere a quarter of a mile beyond the Council sign that says as much. Is the notice even legal?

Finally, someone told TfL that the bus stop 50 yards further down the road would be affected and TfL closed it. It wasn’t affected and fortunately TfL rectified the error after a couple of days.

The good news is that Thames Water never showed up.


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