that has been reported more than once is that influential offenders against planning
conditions are tipped off by Bexley council before they carry out an inspection.
No one has ever been able to provide documentary evidence so such reports are not
a lot of use, but last week something happened which suggests there may be some
truth in the stories.
The first photo above was taken on my
visit to the ‘fairy grotto’ garden. It shows the complainant’s garden
buildings to be a worse eyesore than the lady Bexley council has been hounding.
The following day
I showed it and some similar ones to the council inspector,
John Waring. The rubbish has been on the shed roof for a year or more but by one
of those strange coincidences, less than a week after showing the photographs to
John Waring it was taken away.
If it wasn’t a coincidence it would be because the untidy garden owner
had seen the pictures here or Bexley council had tipped him off that having a
less tidy garden than the neighbour he was complaining about might not do
his case any good.
While I was taking the photos of the rubbish removal someone asked if I was the
victim’s solicitor. I said “No” and briefly explained what I was doing. At the
time I was unaware that person was the complaining neighbour but he
didn’t have a clue what I was talking about or anything of this website; so it
seems reasonable to conclude that the rubbish removal was a huge coincidence or
Bexley council does indeed take sides and assist those with which it has links
or against those who have criticised it in the past.
The scrap men were of East European origin. It looked as though they had recently acquired their truck from a North
London electrical contractor. Maybe Bexley council could check the truck out and if
the owners have no waste licence, prosecute the complaining neighbour for illegal
waste disposal. The vehicle registration number and other details are clearly
visible in the final picture.
The blue play equipment from the shed roof.
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