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News and Comment Index 2016

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December 2016

31 December - 2016 goes out with a bang

24 December - The inevitable response to a malicious allegation

22 December (Part 2) - Oh the irony!

22 December (Part 1) - Has BiB been harassing the Masseys? It’s an official “No”

19 December - Things are hotting up both at home and for Bexley police

16 December - Happy 2017? Probably not

13 December - Fortress Bexley

12 December - Behave yourself

11 December - Weekend ramble

10 December - Councillors are not fans of the Bexley Heritage Trust and no one at all likes Thames Water

9 December (Part 2) - From roses to horse manure

9 December (Part 1) - Everything’s coming up roses

7 December - More railway news. Crossrail’s quarterly report to residents

5 December - Absent without leave?

1 December - Abbey Wood. Struggling on in spite of Crossrail

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November 2016

8 November - The Leader’s Report

7 November - Six little ones

6 November - Planning? You’d be better off with a crystal ball

5 November (Part 2) - Bexonomics

5 November (Part 1) - The charade that is Councillors’ questions

4 November (Part 2) - Be sure your sins will find you out

4 November (Part 1) - Bexley Tories are lying. No doubt about it

3 November (Part 2) - The day that democracy died

3 November (Part 1) - Bexley set to become the most expensive place to live in the country

2 November - Abbey Wood to connect to Heathrow and Luton but no way to Lewisham. Mad

1 November - No Trust in Bexley

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October 2016

1 October (Part 1) - Greed and desecration (Repeated)

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September 2016

1 September - Have we not seen enough chaos on the trains already this week?

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August 2016

3 August - Playing catch up

2 August - Public Transport running two weeks late

1 August - Move along please, nothing to see here

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July 2016

30 July - Next move; The Man with No Name

29 July (Part 2) - Ms. Gill Steward. Fame at last!

29 July (Part 1) - Oh dear! This looks nasty

28 July - Two places featuring old walls are rejuvenated

27 July - They make up their own rules and then ignore them when it suits

26 July - Objection overruled. Five times

25 July (Part 2) - Why let the facts get in the way of a good story?

25 July (Part 1) - Teresa O’Neill lectures on “Porky Pies”. She’s an expert in the field

24 July (Part 2) - Stagnation v Coordination

24 July (Part 1) - Stewardship of Bexley is clearly devoid of common sense

23 July (Part 2) - It looks like the crooks are at it again

23 July (Part 1) - Mayor wrong footed when everyone agrees. Meeting descends into farce

22 July - Turning a blind eye to crime

21 July (Part 2) - And she started so well…

21 July (Part 1) - A Declaration of War?

20 July (Part 2) - Setting the record straight

20 July (Part 1) - Audit Committee in the dark

19 July - Hanging baskets. It seems like a good idea

18 July (Part 2) - Heads in the Nitrogen Dioxide clouds

18 July (Part 1) - Cuts are cut

17 July (Part 2) - Keep Bexley spotless. And spitless?

17 July (Part 1) - Excuses, excuses

16 July (Part 2) - No more Clockwork Oranges

16 July (Part 1) - Poor little rich girl

15 July (Part 2) - It’s all balderdash

15 July (Part 1) - Councillor Craske is crazy. The proof

14 July - The peasants are revolting

13 July - The law is dragging its feet. Political interference again?

12 July (Part 2) - Bexley Council bows to the inevitable and accepts that Crossrail cannot be stopped

12 July (Part 1) - Council tax up by 12·5% by 2019

11 July (Part 2) - A taste of things to come

11 July (Part 1) - The really nasty party

10 July (Part 3) - It’s all kicking off

10 July (Part 2) - 18 months to build a simple glass box. 18 months to build a major transport hub

10 July (Part 1) - Spoilt for choice

8 July (Part 2) - Bexley Council is hiding something again

8 July (Part 1) - The Fatal Flaws

7 July (Part 2) - Hunting down the few interesting bits

7 July (Part 1) - Bee is for Bankrupt Bexley

6 July - How low can they go?

5 July - Another broken promise

4 July - Teflon Don

3 July - Tempers are running high

1 July (Part 2) - Bexley borough. Getting dimmer?

1 July (Part 1) - Conservatives win St. Michael’s with 37% of the votes cast

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June 2016

30 June - Don’t give Teresa O’Neill more power today

29 June (Part 2) - Yellow lines proliferate

29 June (Part 1) - And about time too

28 June - Advantage, Bexley Council. No love for residents

26 June (Part 2) - Land forgotten and land forfeited

26 June (Part 1) - Bexley the Black Bag Borough

25 June - Passions run high

24 June (Part 2) - No peace for the wicked

24 June (Part 1) - It was the blog wot dun it!

23 June (Part 5) - Crossrail. No longer a good news story

23 June (Part 4) - Postscripts and updates

23 June (Part 3) - Forty years of Bexley Council neglect

23 June (Part 2) - Abbey Wood Village. Open for business

23 June (Part 1) - One day of respite. Make the most of it

22 June (Part 3) - Bexley Vandals

22 June (Part 2) - Mrs. Marmite

22 June (Part 1) - Thanks Maxine

21 June (Part 4) - Jumping ship and the burning question

21 June (Part 3) - Up half the night

21 June (Part 2) - Hosing your money away

21 June (Part 1) - OUT in Belvedere. Not the best of puns Anna

20 June (Part 4) - It’s a jungle out there

20 June (Part 3) - Countdown to carnage

20 June (Part 2) - Snatching children out of Broadway

20 June (Part 1) - The Masseys. A little more of the truth emerges

19 June (Part 6) - Anna knocks the PM. Brave lady

19 June (Part 5) - In Bexley, don’t go out without a jam jar or bottle

19 June (Part 4) - Councillor Massey, festival terminator

19 June (Part 3) - Bexley Council, tormenting bus drivers every day

19 June (Part 2) - Running late again

19 June (Part 1) - Give with one hand, slap down with the other

18 June (Part 3) - Blakedown breakdown

18 June (Part 2) - Firth holds forth

18 June (Part 1) - Are the plans for Lesnes Abbey lying in ruins?

17 June (Part 2) - The School Board Man is back - and not before time

17 June (Part 1) - Toe the yellow line and bring Bexley to a halt

16 June (Part 2) - They are all made in the same mould

16 June (Part 1) - By not universally popular request

15 June (Part 2) - It’s not over until it is over

15 June (Part 1) - Farage’s Fishing Flotilla

14 June (Part 2) - Nigel Farage takes Bexleyheath by storm

14 June (Part 1) - A fine mess they’ve got themselves into

13 June (Part 4) - Brexitheath plays host to the Chief Brexiteer

13 June (Part 3) - Some fat behinds need a good kicking

13 June (Part 2) - Shutting the stable door far too late

13 June (Part 1) - Yellow Fever

12 June (Part 2) - While Crossrail battles the rain, Bexley takes a long break

12 June (Part 1) - They are after your money in Bexleyheath

11 June (Part 2) - Just what do they think they are playing at?

11 June (Part 1) - All at time and a half too!

10 June (Part 2) - I wouldn’t put it past the blighters

10 June (Part 1) - Cuts lead to no cutting

9 June (Part 3) - Curiouser and curiouser

9 June (Part 2) - Peace in our time?

9 June (Part 1) - People are starting to notice

8 June (Part 2) - One small step at a time, the Tories are closing Bexley down

8 June (Part 1) - Caught between a rock and a hard place

7 June (Part 2) - The Masseys complained. See how quickly the police jumped

7 June (Part 1) - The unacceptable meets the unavoidable at Abbey Wood

6 June (Part 3) - No one likes us, we don’t care. Make them

6 June (Part 2) - Crossrail closes Costcutter

6 June (Part 1) - Bexleyheath set to be a ghost town run by ghouls

5 June - The weekend waffle - again

4 June (Part 3) - Can you polish the absurd?

4 June (Part 2) - Crossrail continues to create chaos

4 June (Part 1) - Last orders

2 June - Another rushed job. The blog that is

1 June (Part 3) - Cabbie politics

1 June (Part 2) - Penny wise, pound foolish

1 June (Part 1) - Someone has to do it

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May 2016

20 May (Part 2) - Here we go again

12 May - Is Bexley so badly run that even the Councillors run away?

9 May - By special request…

8 May - No more CCTV

6 May (Part 2) - Road planning idiots running amok again

6 May (Part 1) - Crawling up the greasy pole sniffing out more truffles

4 May - Cray, Crooks, Cloisters and Crossrail

3 May - You simply cannot trust Bexley Tories

2 May (Part 2) - Painfully slow progress in Lesnes Abbey Park but should be worth the wait

2 May (Part 1) - Contrast and compare

1 May - It gets worse

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April 2016

30 April - The Nail Tax explained

29 April (Part 3) - Abbey Wood becomes a ghost town for another three days (†)

29 April (Part 2) - Sorely missed

29 April (Part 1) - A licence to print money

28 April - Another stealth tax by Bexley Council

27 April - Behind the portcullis

26 April - Bexley has a new ‘Comedian’ in the Village

25 April (Part 3) - I caught one at last

25 April (Part 2) - And for my next trick…

25 April (Part 1) - Bad news for Bexley

24 April (Part 2) - Lesnes Abbey. Coming along nicely

24 April (Part 1) - Selling the silver - Knock out Round 3

23 April (Part 2) - Teresa O’Neill’s plan hits the buffers

23 April (Part 1) - Selling the silver - Round 2

22 April (Part 3) - Wilde inconsistency

22 April (Part 2) - Why did they bother?

22 April (Part 1) - Fine by me

21 April (Part 3) - The proposer and seconder of park sales repeat their “exhausted” stories

21 April (Part 2) - Another privatisation in Bexley

21 April (Part 1) - Whittle jets in

20 April (Part 2) - Critics who go around with their eyes shut

20 April (Part 1) - History repeating itself?

19 April - Two northern eyesores

17 April (Part 3) - Abbey Wood station is changing fast

17 April (Part 2) - Open cast mining on Heron Hill

17 April (Part 1) - Selling assets doesn’t solve problems. © Don Massey

15 April (Part 2) - Red versus blue on the green

15 April (Part 1) - Bexley’s unfair refuse disposal services

14 April - It was “a done deal”

13 April - Bexley. Sold to the highest bidder

12 April - Slowly but surely, Bexley as you know it disappears

10 April (Part 2) - Uncivil engineering in Heron Hill

10 April (Part 1) - Lesnes Abbey. Still lots to do

8 April - All aboard the gravy train

7 April - Trading on past glories?

6 April (Part 2) - What use are Bexley Council webcasts?

6 April (Part 1) - The Lady of Charlotte

5 April (Part 3) - The one thousand four hundred days wait

5 April (Part 2) - Piling on

5 April (Part 1) - It’s nuts in La La Land

4 April - It’s them and us

3 April (Part 2) - It would appear that Bexley Police are still primarily agents of their Council masters

3 April (Part 1) - Bexley Council leaves the lights off for five months. Network Rail steps in

2 April - Some Councillors do not make good neighbours

1 April (Part 3) - Don’t forget. No entry to Abbey Wood station from the north

1 April (Part 2) - Be afraid. Bexley Council is interested only in money

1 April (Part 1) - They are Judge and Jury when dealing with the public

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March 2016

31 March (Part 1) - They’ve got a lot of Bottle

17 March - Listening to you working for you. Its author says it’s become a mockery (in this context)

2 March (Part 1) - Drop Bexley Council in it if you can

1 March - Broadway it is not right now

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February 2016

29 February - Big boots may be filled. Almost literally

28 February (Part 2) - It will all come right in the end. Won’t it?

28 February (Part 1) - Enjoy the nine mile (return) detour

27 February - The view from inside

26 February - Vote for Councillor Rob Leitch

25 February (Part 4) - Another debate with an outcome fixed in advance

25 February (Part 3) - The money boomerang

25 February (Part 2) - Hazard by design

25 February (Part 1) - Chaos by design

24 February (Part 3) - Broadway cracking on

24 February (Part 2) - Where are they now?

24 February (Part 1) - Here we go again

23 February (Part 2) - Tax will be going up by 1·83%

23 February (Part 1) - Belvedere Splash Park evaporates

22 February - One for the train spotters

21 February (Part 2) - Open park surgery

21 February (Part 1) - One amazing job and a not so amazing ‘black hole’

20 February - Get rich quick. Set up a staff recruitment agency

19 February - Giving with one hand…

18 February (Part 3) - Cabinet Member says operating honestly will be very expensive and may not be useful

18 February (Part 2) - A step too far

18 February (Part 1) - Resources. Bexley’s digital future

17 February (Part 2) - Bexley’s finances. Dishonest? Certainly, but by their standards it isn’t a breach of the law

17 February (Part 1) - Pots and kettles. The hostilities continue

16 February - Built on the foundations of low cunning (and deteriorating services)

15 February - Another playground for Belvedere. Totally water free

14 February - Mud, sand and York stone

13 February (Part 2) - Not another complaint!

13 February (Part 1) - Tales from “the Nut House”

12 February (Part 3) - No full weekend of trains from Abbey Wood until after Easter

12 February (Part 2) - Not held, held but exempt. It all gets too confusing

12 February (Part 1) - Places. Mainly good but some cracks appearing

11 February (Part 2) - People scrutinised by committee

11 February (Part 1) - Curiouser and curiouser

10 February (Part 3) - You’ve got to pick a pocket or two

10 February (Part 2) - Boundaries Commission. Their proposals for Bexley

10 February (Part 1) - Belvedere Splash Park. The plug is pulled

9 February - Bexley Council. Perceived to be self-serving liars

8 February - General Purpose report. Generally dull

7 February (Part 4) - Checked

7 February (Part 3) - Any old iron?

7 February (Part 2) - The Wilton Wall

7 February (Part 1) - Chairman Cheryl can’t confirm comments. Complaint composed

6 February (Part 2) - Ignorance (Innocence?) is bliss

6 February (Part 1) - Cabinet cuts go deeper

5 February (Part 4) - Girl power gone to their heads

5 February (Part 3) - Girl power

5 February (Part 2) - This website

5 February (Part 1) - A stay of execution

4 February - All legit

3 February (Part 2) - Remind you of anything?

3 February (Part 1) - Money before morality

2 February (Part 2) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 7

2 February (Part 1) - No ifs or buts. Tax up by 3·99%

1 February (Part 3) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 6

1 February (Part 2) - Council Tax up

1 February (Part 1) - Where is she now?

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January 2016

2 January (Part 1) - What a difference a year makes. Make that half a year!

1 January (Part 3) - The police are plodding, if they are moving at all

1 January (Part 2) - This website

1 January (Part 1) - The New Year is here. Oh, no. Not another one

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