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Bonkers Blog June 2019

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21 June (Part 1) - Mesothelioma menace

It’s been one of those days.

Just after midnight coming home from North East London I found the normally clear A12 closed and replaced by a diversionary traffic jam. I had often wondered where Hackney Wick was, now I know.

So it was bed at 2 a.m. and woken by a text message at 06:42. Well I needed to be up anyway.

Then two friends had different mobile phone faults and I am expected to be the fixer. The Samsung is OK now but the Apple was kaput. Brand new so swapped already. Should I mention the screw in the car tyre too?

Then as if Murphy had not been busy enough already my internet router failed and it was hunt the spare one and remember the password time. That’s three out of three Asus AC87U routers failed now, not sure I will be buying any more. Meanwhile across the road Bexley Council contractors were donning ‘space’ suits.
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Thanks to Councillor Dave Putson and as he graciously acknowledges quite a lot of Council staff the last of the derelict yellow vans are on the way out. Rusting away with asbestos inside could not be allowed to go on any longer.

I kept well away; I lost a friend to Mesothelioma (from working on power station boilers) and recognise the dangers, hence the unobtrusive pictures. As you can see it was a pretty big operation, the land agents Centro Ltd will be facing a big bill. Money that should have been spent on replacing their 33 year old fences - but that is another story
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Getting a couple of old vans removed may not seem like a lot and Bexley Council should have got off their backsides many years ago but it shows how local Councillors can help when they want to and Dave Putson (Labour, Belvedere) did.


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