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Bonkers Blog October 2019

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17 October (Part 3) - Blocked in by blockheads

Bad parking Bad parkingTwice this week I have had to get up in the early hours of the morning and drive to East Ham and twice it has been tricky getting the car on to the road due to poorly parked vehicles.

This afternoon I was only planning on going to Bexley Village so the alternative of a bus was a possibility but I was completely blocked in. The silver car was close to my drive exit and not parked closely to the kerb. The red one (which may be seen behind the hedge in Photo 1) was a long way from the footpath and overhanging the sloping part of the dropped kerbs both fore and aft. Had that happened at night I would not have been able to respond to the all too frequent emergencies.

I have had enough if it. From now on all repeat occurrences will be photographed and reported immediately and without warning to Bexley’s parking enforcement team. (020 8301 6317 between 8.30 am and 9.30 pm Monday to Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday.

Stuff ’em.

Every single house and flat in my road has its own dedicated off street parking for one or two cars. The original 1980s planning permission said the area shown was for vehicle turning only but such is Bexley Council’s poor road design that I can be blocked in by two vehicles both of which are legally parked.

There is another flaw in my plan. I only once before reported an illegally parked vehicle outside my house and it took three days for Bexley Council to respond and only then after my then Councillor Danny Hackett came to my assistance.

I have today registered my dropped kerb for enforcement.

P.S. Bexley Council said I cannot register my dropped kerb because I haven’t got one. Resolved with photo evidence and Google Street View. Why couldn’t they have looked at Street View themselves?


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