deeply in Bexley councils Strategy 2014 document is a proposal from
councillor Gareth Bacon
for Closure and sale of Townley Road public convenience and Bexley
Village public convenience. He says that depriving residents of a vital
service is Value for money. Its a stupid phrase that means nothing
in this context. On the same basis you might say that closing the Civic Centre represents
Value for money too. The withdrawal of this vital service is said to save £40,000,
enough to fund the Bacon households expenses claims for nearly five months.
A correspondent put a frightening thought into my mind a few days ago by posing an interesting question. It was in essence, Do you think that council corruption, dishonesty and incompetence is confined to Craskes departments? I was then given an insight into how Bexleys social services operate. The story involved the near death of someone in need of constant care and attention who should have got it from Bexley council but didnt and then of course the inevitable lying involved in trying to cover it all up. Unfortunately it is never likely to be possible to report such cases in detail because without being closely involved the whole truth is difficult to get at and it is more likely than not that a council as vindictive and bloody-minded as Bexley would seek revenge against the vulnerable patient and their families. From my only contact with Bexleys social services I know that punishing the most vulnerable members of society figures highly among their priorities.