I have very nearly given up on Facebook, I never did like it and the local groups I have looked at in the past are occupied by far too many abusive
people. I mainly restricted myself to posting informative stuff but there is
always an uncouth person ready to shout you down; in Abbey Wood it is not much different in the street either.
I occasionally look in to see if there is anything more interesting than a lost cat, a scratched car or a casual stabbing which is how I came to learn about Teddy.
Teddy is a lost dog but no ordinary lost dog, the little rascal escaped from a vet’s surgery in Sidcup on 11th October and has been missing ever since.
Whenever a cat or dog or even a ferret goes missing it is mandatory that every lamp post in town is adorned with its picture and a mobile phone number, there are loads of them within five or six minutes of my house, some have been there all year,
I didn’t see all the Teddy related Facebook posts and some I did see seem to have since disappeared but that may just be Facebook but as far as I can gather Bexley Council decided they had had enough of Teddy and the larger than usual publicity campaign. In their wisdom, so it was alleged, the fly posters should be prosecuted. This may be because the poster was considered to be commercial. As far as I can make out the vet put up some of the posters as a friendly gesture to the distraught owner.
Strong disapproval of Bexley Council was expressed on Social Media, many residents seem to have the measure of them, and the Council backtracked a little. They are going to review the situation at the end of November.
A reward is offered for the return of Teddy and anyone with information is asked to call 07712312312.
As is usual with Councils it is a case of do as I say, not as I do.
Far away from leafy Sidcup on the dreary streets of Abbey Wood many of the lamp posts near to the railway station are adorned with dilapidated Bexley Council notices.
The message they carry is that Gayton Road was to be refurbished between November last year and the Spring of this, by the end of January according to the statutory notice.
But the job is still not complete. It is difficult to argue that the public still needs to be informed of the disruption that started a year ago and is all too obvious to any passer-by even today.
Maybe Bexley Council simply wishes to advertise its incompetence, in which case they are doing a mighty fine job.
All photographs taken at 2 p.m. this afternoon.