I spotted ‘Spica’ from Notomob keeping an eye on a $camera car in Gayton Road,
Abbey Wood on Saturday morning. The car was occupying one of only six parking
bays while training its lens on a bus stop. In the few minutes I was there a
second Gestapo wagon showed up but didn’t stay long. Elsewhere in the borough
ten more Notomob members were out helping motorists to avoid fines by ensuring
that they park legally.
Notomob are especially pleased with the response from the residents of Bexley who have been so supportive and wish to pass on their thanks. They have provided the locations of ‘lost’ cars and fed and watered the men and women in masks as well as hoot and wave their welcome. The people of Nuxley Road, Belvedere and Colyers Lane, Erith get a special mention. Highlights of the day included help and support from the police and a Transport for London official who complained to a camera car driver that it was him and his colleagues who did most to block bus stops.
The encouragement by the local population provides Notomob members with an enjoyable day out and ensures that they will be back regularly.
The video (click to play) will take you on a short motorbike ride around Bexley. Next time Notomob may set the date on the camera correctly. The video was taken on 9th July.