The day of fun and games by the river in Erith is more
territory than Bonkers’ although I usually manage to get down there and take
There has been a tradition of a summer fête in Riverside Gardens for a long time but the sponsors have changed over the years. When it was The Erith Riverside Festival I’d occasionally meet the management who were always unhappy about the lack of support, or rather the downright hostility, from Bexley council. Eventually beaten into submission a new team stepped in but tales of Bexley council’s antipathy continued, so on Saturday, as well as taking pictures I shall be seeking out the organisers to see what may have been going on behind the scenes this year.
The forecast is that July’s gloomy skies will have partially lifted by Saturday so whether your interest is the Bar or the Bouncy Castle get yourself down to Erith for the magnificent views of the industrialised river before Bexley council’s plan to build on the last bit of accessible river bank resurfaces. Participate in Erith’s blossoming community spirit, thriving despite Bexley council’s best efforts.
A train every ten minutes and five bus routes, all within two minutes walk.
With no help from Bexley council. Profit before People.