target figure of 2,200 signatures drawn from every ward in the borough has now
been reached. The petitioners wish to thank all those who took part, those who
shook them warmly by the hand and those who invited them into their homes to hear a
variety of stories revealing deep seated distrust of Bexley council. So now what?
The next council meeting is scheduled for 22nd February 2012 but well before that date the petition will have to be formally presented. Despite it being exactly in accord with Communities Secretary Eric Pickles’ recommendations, expect no help from him. Expect nothing from Bexley council either. They will go out of their way to avoid discussing the issue but it will be interesting to see in exactly which way Bexley council will try to subvert democracy in order to protect its own.