A year after the so called regeneration of Bexleyheath was completed in 2013 at a cost of £3·2 million and more than a year of traffic chaos came to an end, the roads began to break up. The granite blocks weren’t up to the job. Wherever buses turned sharply the blocks came loose or sunk.
Bexley Council blamed the design consultants and attempted to get their money back but the excuses offered at Council meetings eventually petered out and presumably the problem was quietly forgotten.
To solve the bus turning issue the road blocks were removed and replaced by good old fashioned tarmacadam.
But buses are not the only problem. Another three years of wear and tear by hob-nailed boots, stiletto heels and trainers has seen the same happen to the footpaths, they too have been breaking up and have had to be patched in with asphalt.
Bexley Council doesn’t seem to care, they are pressing on regardless with ‘regenerating’ Albion Road and Gravel Hill with similar materials.
Well it’s your money not theirs so why should they?