council has obtained Heritage Lottery Funds to make changes to the Lesnes Abbey
Park which it says will “improve the visitor experience, conserve historic
features and deliver modern park facilities. Preparations have been made
over the past summer and more noticeable works are imminent.
An informative brochure has been produced by Bexley council which may be viewed here.
The proposed gateway (Photo 3) leads straight out on to the southern end of the Harrow Manorway viaduct which is close to being inaccessible to pedestrians and puts those who dare at considerable risk.
Some local historians and heritage groups are concerned that a more high profile park will attract even more vandals than it does already. Bexley council no longer patrols any of its parks overnight and the female screams that are frequently audible after dark are interesting to say the least.
Photo 4 : Public Notice. Click to enlarge.