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News and Comment Index 2015

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December 2015

31 December - Cheers. Happy New Year, but not for everyone

23 December (Part 3) - Councillor Maxine Fothergill. Said to have brought Bexley Council into disrepute

23 December (Part 1) - It’s 837 years old, does another one matter?

22 December - Treading carefully through the legal minefield

9 December - Resistance is futile

8 December (Part 2) - Open and transparent? I don’t think so

8 December (Part 1) - The Forum

4 December (Part 2) - Roof up. Trees down

4 December (Part 1) - Recycling the same old lies

3 December - Reducing their numbers and lowering the pay of agency workers

2 December (Part 2) - Homeleigh is safe in Bexley’s hands. Probably

2 December (Part 1) - Docs and cops

1 December (Part 3) - Ugly rumours

1 December (Part 2) - Lesnes Abbey and Broadway Phase II make progress while a new stealth tax creeps in unannounced

1 December (Part 1) - A Brokensense of humour

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November 2015

1 November (Part 1) - The end of the line

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October 2015

8 October (Part 1) - Reckless but maybe not guaranteed wreckless

1 October (Part 1) - In Bexley nothing is quite as it might seem

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September 2015

24 September (Part 1) - From meetings to maps

23 September (Part 1) - More Bottle

22 September (Part 2) - No Bottle

1 September - Vexatious Facism

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August 2015

13 August (Part 2) - Lesnes Abbey lies in ruins

13 August (Part 1) - Boundary issues

12 August (Part 2) - Chaos, and it’s not really started yet

12 August (Part 1) - Oddments again

10 August - Almost nothing doing

9 August - Crossrail digs one hole, fills another

8 August (Part 2) - A job for Rob

8 August (Part 1) - Dan’s the man

7 August (Part 3) - New look for Wilton Road. It’s a gazebo

7 August (Part 2) - Park vandals win again

7 August (Part 1) - The Green Chain’s missing link

6 August (Part 3) - Loons with balloons

6 August (Part 2) - Bexley council will ignore your opinion

6 August (Part 1) - Greenwich council wants your opinion

5 August (Part 2) - Off target

5 August (Part 1) - No sign of a sign

4 August - Crayford conundrum

3 August (Part 2) - Saint Peter?

3 August (Part 1) - Taking a stake in Wilton Road

2 August (Part 2) - Crash, bang, wallop! It’s the super safe Bellegrove Road again

2 August (Part 1) - Progress and lack thereof

1 August (Part 2) - Driving down crime, the wrong way and the right way

1 August (Part 1) - If looks could kill

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July 2015

1 July (Part 1) - The Listening council or maybe a cornered council

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June 2015

11 June (Part 1) - Browned off

3 June (Part 2) - Another bottleneck in the making

3 June (Part 1) - Bexley’s property portfolio - according to the TPA

2 June - He told them so

1 June (Part 2) - They should have supported Labour

1 June (Part 1) - The forthcoming Bin Tax

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May 2015

3 May (Part 2) - The link up at The Link

3 May (Part 1) - Tories say Labour silence equals 1,000 words. So here’s a few thousand which are anything but silent

2 May (Part 2) - Meet your Erith & Thamesmead election candidate

2 May (Part 1) - Should have been a Bonkers reader

1 May (Part 2) - The Erith & Thamesmead hustings. It’s off, definitely off

1 May (Part 1) - The Erith & Thamesmead hustings. Will they or won’t they?

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April 2015

30 April (Part 2) - For Erith & Thamesmead, it may be off…

30 April (Part 1) - Je suis Monty Python

29 April - For Erith & Thamesmead, it’s on…

28 April - The rabble report

27 April (Part 2) - Old storm in a new tea cup

27 April (Part 1) - No Right Turn

25 April (Part 2) - Election trivia and council meetings

25 April (Part 1) - Lots of questions, few answers

24 April (Part 2) - Bexley council Splash Mobbed

24 April (Part 1) - Bexley Council. Twinned with Tower Hamlets

23 April (Part 3) - Bexley Conservatives. How mean and petty minded can they get?

23 April (Part 2) - Eenie and Meanie but no Minie or Moe

23 April (Part 1) - Full council. First impressions. Not good

22 April (Part 3) - Erith & Thamesmead election hustings

22 April (Part 2) - The quarterly yellow onslaught

22 April (Part 1) - Making waves on the Civic Offices steps

21 April (Part 2) - Jobs for the poor little rich girls

21 April (Part 1) - Promises, promises

20 April - Health foods, Bacon and hot potatoes

19 April - Bexley council. Confusing motorists and me

17 April - The cough that carried him off…

16 April - Smart water meters but rather dumb meeting

14 April (Part 2) - Gareth Bacon goes. He explains the timing and the Labour Leader responds

14 April (Part 1) - Hall Place and Danson Park under attack by Bexley council?

13 April (Part 3) - No more Bacon

13 April (Part 2) - Crayford child care plans rejected

13 April (Part 1) - The Splash Park is back

12 April - New Commander but Bexley police as bad as ever

11 April (Part 3) - Bexley council. Still naturally crooked

11 April (Part 2) - Blisters and bluster

11 April (Part 1) - A meeting of Bexley’s train and bus enthusiasts’ club

10 April (Part 5) - Parking confusion is a reliable cash cow!

10 April (Part 4) - Sidcup. Still annoying people. Not bad for £1·8 million!

10 April (Part 3) - Serious accident in Sidcup

10 April (Part 2) - When the cat’s away…

10 April (Part 1) - New Abbey Ruins

9 April (Part 4) - Bexley. An increasingly unpleasant place to be

9 April (Part 3) - Spoilt for choice

9 April (Part 2) - Memories stirred

9 April (Part 1) - Philip Read - Aiming stones from his glass house

8 April - Jam today and jam tomorrow

7 April - The Greens get my vote

6 April - Belvedere Splash Park. Getting in deep

5 April - Walking in, taking over and having it both ways

4 April - Battle for Old Manor Way playground taken to council chamber

3 April (Part 2) - Forgetting one cross to steal another

3 April (Part 1) - Scrutinising People again

2 April (Part 2) - Crossrail - A postscript

2 April (Part 1) - Erith Quarry plans - A postscript

1 April (Part 2) - The Quarry Men

1 April (Part 1) - Crossrail attempts to calm the masses

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March 2015

1 March (Part 1) - Park and Playground protest

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February 2015

19 February (Part 4) - Future council meetings

19 February (Part 3) - The People Scrutiny meeting - the final minutes

19 February (Part 2) - Bin taxes. Bin fines

19 February (Part 1) - Places preliminaries

18 February (Part 2) - Audit short changed

18 February (Part 1) - Green Chain’s broken link

17 February (Part 2) - Housing and the homeless

17 February (Part 1) - Your very good health

16 February (Part 2) - Once an idiot always an idiot

16 February (Part 1) - Lesnes Abbey. Rain stopped play

15 February (Part 4) - This Website

15 February (Part 3) - Something afoot in Gayton Road. Network Rail gets ready to demolish Abbey Wood station

15 February (Part 2) - Alone and lost in Thamesmead

15 February (Part 1) - An update on Belvedere’s Splash Park

14 February (Part 2) - Killing the Golden Geese

14 February (Part 1) - Medics report to People Scrutiny

13 February (Part 2) - Police report to People Scrutiny

13 February (Part 1) - Thamesmead goes west

12 February (Part 2) - The importance of precise wording

12 February (Part 1) - More police uselessness

11 February (Part 2) - Linking with Thamesmead

11 February (Part 1) - Some news from last night’s council scrutiny meeting

10 February (Part 3) - Sainsbury’s Basics

10 February (Part 2) - A million a year. One and a half, maybe more like £4m. It’s all guesswork

10 February (Part 1) - Cllr. Read is all wind but the mill turns so very slowly

9 February (Part 3) - Politicians on platforms? There must be a train or an election due

9 February (Part 2) - Bexley blocks broken by buses

9 February (Part 1) - Building a railway on a bog

8 February (Part 2) - This website

8 F ebruary (Part 1)- Bexley for sale

7 February (Part 2) - Bexley’s nightlife; not what it is cracked up to be

7 February (Part 1) - Abbey Wood attacked by Erith

6 February (Part 2) - Longer but safer

6 February (Part 1) - Backing losers

5 February - Same old doom and gloom

4 February (Part 3) - First local election leaflet hits the doormat

4 February (Part 2) - The writing is on the wall for Bexley

4 February (Part 1) - Car park charges up - but not by the claimed 3%

3 February (Part 2) - Mill Road progress - or lack thereof

3 February (Part 1) - No case to answer

2 February - Councillors, cops and robbers

1 February - Crossrail piling on

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January 2015

9 January - Bexley council still hoping to suppress the truth

8 January (Part 3) - Bexley Blockheads

8 January (Part 2) - Questionable Bexley police practice

8 January (Part 1) - Bexley bombshell

7 January (Part 2) - Read a NEET deception

7 January (Part 1) - Penny wise pound foolish

5 January - Scraping the Bexley barrel

3 January - Four useful coppers

2 January (Part 3) - Commissioner Hogan-Howe. One utterly useless copper

2 January (Part 2) - Underhand and underlined

2 January (Part 1) - Once a liar always a liar

1 January (Part 5) - Joker of the year so far

1 January (Part 4) - Cheers!

1 January (Part 3) - Self absorbed idiot

1 January (Part 2) - Technical Topics. Technophobes keep out!

1 January (Part 1) - Bexley council: We don’t do honesty

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