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Bonkers Blog Index 2017

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June 2017

24 June - Perhaps the dozen Bexley cops under investigation can be increased to 13

23 June - A dozen Bexley cops will now wish they had said no to Bexley Council

22 June (Part 2) - Bexley, a Council built on lies

22 June (Part 1) - The Beach Bum who denies that Bexley has a fly tipping problem

21 June - Much improved rail station coming to Abbey Wood but worse train service

20 June - Beautiful Bexley. A burning issue?

16 June (Part 3) - Didn’t he do well?

16 June (Part 2) - How many old tower blocks are there in Bexleyheath and Sidcup?

16 June (Part 1) - They are just pants

15 June - Fake News

14 June - Bexleyco Limited - Alison Griffin’s parting gift to the borough

13 June - A slow news day

12 June (Part 2) - Bexley Council has plans to make the poor even worse off

12 June (Part 1) - Where are the Building Inspectors?

11 June (Part 2) - Be glad you live in Bexley

11 June (Part 1) - Madder and madder

10 June (Part 2) - Another stabbing in London

10 June (Part 1) - Teresa O’Blockhead

9 June (Part 2) - Thanks to statistics, everyone’s a winner

9 June (Part 1) - A bad case of epistaxis

7 June (Part 3) - Train delays set to become the norm

7 June (Part 2) - Lib Dems are still fighting yesterday’s battles

7 June (Part 1) - Five long years

6 June (Part 2) - It’s not really favourtism

6 June (Part 1) - TfL. (Time frequently Lost)

5 June - Nasty evil people taking pleasure from inflicting pain

4 June - Rock hard Brexit or barely there Will-o’-the-Wisp Brexit?

3 June (Part 2) - Zero footfall

3 June (Part 1) - I’ve been everywhere man. (Apart from Erith and Thamesmead)

2 June (Part 2) - Craig Mackinlay. My small part in his downfall

2 June (Part 1) - This hypocrite says Bexley’s motorists are hard done by, and then sets traps for them

1 June - Send in the clowns. Councillor Clark is back

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May 2017

31 May (Part 2) - Facebook

31 May (Part 1) - He’s like a dog with a bone

30 May (Part 2) - HMO bullyboys

30 May (Part 1) - Overpaid. Brutal. Egotistical

29 May - Three for the price of one

28 May (Part 2) - E and T Hustings. A comprehensive collection of candidate responses

28 May (Part 1) - Crash, Bang, Wallop, what a picture!

27 May (Part 2) - Ever the optimist

27 May (Part 1) - Three zero one. Go!

26 May (Part 2) - Poor road design and Coroner’s advice ignored. Result, carnage

26 May (Part 1) - Say goodbye to the bridge that gave the area its name

25 May (Part 2) - Another Ruxley wreck

25 May (Part 1) - Bexley has a new Mayor. Conservative of course

24 May (Part 4) - Weak and wobbly

24 May (Part 3) - Sainsbury’s jam exhibition

24 May (Part 2) - Exactly who is barking mad?

24 May (Part 1) - There’s democracy and then there is Teresa O’Neill’s Bexley

23 May (Part 2) - Work started on 1st March and tomorrow Bexley Council will tell you what is going on

23 May (Part 1) - They were all smashed

22 May - Forget Thursday, now it’s Saturday

21 May - Question Time in Thamesmead

20 May - Where do care workers come from?

19 May - Three for the price of one

18 May (Part 2) - Going for Growth

18 May (Part 1) - What have they done? Lab v Con in E and T

17 May (Part 3) - It’s a Murky business

17 May (Part 2) - Where’s Edward? Who is Edith?

17 May (Part 1) - Sidcup. Once again the message must be, avoid it if you can

16 May - Tories will grovel while Labour position is vindicated

15 May (Part 3) - Tosser on the radio?

15 May (Part 2) - Tosser on TV

15 May (Part 1) - Mr. Bill Stickers is being Hunted down

14 May (Part 2) - Oh the irony!

14 May (Part 1) - Sitting on a gold mine

13 May (Part 3) - The long and the short of it

13 May (Part 2) - Mr. Brown, what a clown!

13 May (Part 1) - Contrast and Compare

12 May (Part 2) - Parliamentary Election Candidates and Agents

12 May (Part 1) - Who the hell is Edward Baxter anyway?

11 May (Part 4) - Dentist appointment cancelled

11 May (Part 3) - Beyond the barriers. A look inside the new Abbey Wood station

11 May (Part 2) - Creating chaos while making money

11 May (Part 1) - Where’s the dentist?

10 May (Part 2) - Breaking the news blackout

10 May (Part 1) - Accidents by design and waiting to happen

9 May (Part 3) - Time for an update

9 May (Part 2) - Five long years

9 May (Part 1) - Out, and out and about

8 May (Part 3) - The “reprehensible” Terry Osborne. Assistant Chief Executive of Bexley Council

8 May (Part 2) - Too posh to push for an Asian

8 May (Part 1) - A bit more waffle before BiB gets back to business

7 May (Part 2) - 30 years in Bexley and my name is mud

7 May (Part 1) - Grinding their teeth?

6 May (Part 2) - Shades of Robin Hood in reverse

6 May (Part 1) - Lots of cutting. No trimming

5 May (Part 3) - Thamesmead Tories’ turmoil

5 May (Part 2) - The charade of challenges and the lengthening gravy train

5 May (Part 1) - The Leader lies?

4 May (Part 2) - The Leader reports

4 May - Cryptosporidium in Belvedere, Phytophthora Ramorum in Lesnes

3 May - A rare moment of agreement

2 May (Part 2) - Working hard for you and me

2 May (Part 1) - Remind you of anyone?

1 May (Part 2) - Collect of the Day. Pray for Sidcup

1 May (Part 1) - Who they gonna call?

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April 2017

30 April (Part 2) - Wilton Road is nearly done. And about time too

30 April (Part 1) - Beware the 7 day parking restriction coming to a street near you

29 April (Part 2) - Teresa Pearce first off the starting block. Tory heads still on one

29 April (Part 1) - Vodafone to give Bexley two fingers?

28 April - Vodafone gives Bexley the finger!

27 April - The last Full Council meeting - The first half

26 April - The last few days of Tavy Bridge

25 April - Bexley’s Code of Conduct Committee; cards in close proximity to chest again

24 April - Councillor Craske conquers Cryptosporidium. Contracting Conway

23 April - In Abbey Wood either the train service is a mess or the roads are

22 April (Part 2) - And you think parking in Bexley is bonkers!

22 April (Part 1) - Bin Tax On Track

21 April (Part 2) - People Scrutiny meeting, continued

21 April (Part 1) - Oh no, not another one!

20 April (Part 2) - Selling Bexley down by the river

20 April (Part 1) - People Scrutiny. Children and Cops

19 April - Growing Resources

18 April - Katie Quitter

17 April (Part 2) - Two tribes go to war - With each other

17 April (Part 1) - Targeting tossers and linking Bexleyheath to Barking. Not barking

16 April (Part 2) - Two tribes go to war - on one!

16 April (Part 1) - Councillors comment on Bexley’s long term growth strategy. They all like it but can the promises be kept?

15 April (Part 2) - Water woes

15 April (Part 1) - Has Bexley Council made the right parking choice?

14 April - BexleyCo. Coming soon

13 April (Part 2) - An improving Council? (Or am I going soft?)

13 April (Part 1) - Irony meets the iron road

12 April (Part 2) - Another stealth tax for Bexley

12 April (Part 1) - Bexley Council has big plans. They are only ten years late

10 April - Back to front planning

9 April - Sidcup in the sun. Belvedere beached. Wilton Road wrecked

8 April - Bexley Council’s lie machine goes to court

4 April - Bexley Conservative Councillors are lying - and proud to do so!

1 April (Part 2) - Catching up

1 April (Part 1) - It may be April 1st but Bexley Tories are lying not joking

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March 2017

29 March - Council Tax. Compared to elsewhere, Bexley slips again

28 March (Part 2) - No more Trust

28 March (Part 1) - Bexley Council’s website. Oh dear!

24 March - Road closures all over the place

23 March - The Ridgeway

22 March - Latest news from the Crossrail bosses

21 March (Part 2) - Please don't hang your dog poo bags from trees

21 March (Part 1) - An open but shut case

20 March - Harassment. The Masseys and the police don’t seem to have any idea what it is

19 March (Part 2) - Wilton Road regeneration, running very late

19 March (Part 1) - Lesnes Abbey. Looks good if you can afford it

18 March (Part 2) - Albion Road to be closed. Expect traffic chaos

18 March (Part 1) - Council Tax bills hit the doormats. Finance Director does a runner

17 March - Bexley Council holds a public meeting from which the public is excluded entirely

16 March - Losing it

15 March - General Gordon, Peter Craske and Thames Water

14 March - Two crap stories

13 March - There will be no escalators but what use will the old stairs be?

12 March - Is there no integrity anywhere?

10 March - 30 years of police corruption

9 March - Paying the Ferry man

8 March - Driven over the Edge

7 March (Part 2) - TfL. Making roads that little bit more dangerous. It’s what they do.

7 March (Part 1) - Alex Sawyer. Heartless money grabbing hypocrite maybe. But not a cretin

6 March - What’s good for Abbey Wood is not good anywhere else

5 March (Part 2) - No more Fat Controller

5 March (Part 1) - Network Rail passes a major milestone. FM Conway contemplates one

4 March (Part 2) - Budget divisions. More cuts presented as Manna from Heaven

4 March (Part 1) - Use it or lose it. Not a slogan that impresses the Post Office

3 March (Part 2) - When tipped off by BiB, Dan's your man and Peter's the procrastinator

3 March (Part 1) - Have a sweetie, don’t worry about the cyanide pills

2 March - The eyes have it

1 March (Part 3) - Abbey Wood road chaos may become the norm

1 March (Part 2) - Double yellow hazard

1 March (Part 1) - A really nice pot hole

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February 2017

28 February (Part 2) - The big deception. It has been a long time in the planning

28 February (Part 1) - Bexley Council. Incompetent from top to bottom

27 February - The cat will likely be among the pigeons

26 February (Part 2) - Even if not corrupt, they like to put on a show

26 February (Part 1) - Crossrail buffers installed. Lesnes Abbey regeneration hits them

25 February - Buses stop being useful

23 February - Rare praise for the police. Not Bexley’s obviously

22 February (Part 2) - Cooking the books about borrowing the books

22 February (Part 1) - What’s in store for Harrow Manorway?

21 February (Part 2) - Harrow Manorway. Does it have the capacity to fully serve the Crossrail station?

21 February (Part 1) - Council tax is up. What did the Cabinet have to say about it?

20 February (Part 2) - Another Council tax rise approved. Up by 3.99% again

20 February (Part 1) - The never ending traffic queues in Bexley

19 February (Part 3) - Crossrail progress including the next station closure dates

19 February (Part 2) - Crayford strip pub redevelopment

19 February (Part 1) - Surely not another of Bexley’s fibs?

18 February - Bexley Council believes there was no realistic alternative to approving the Slade Green rail freight hub

17 February (Part 3) - Erith’s Carnegie Building has a future

17 February (Part 2) - Places Scrutiny. The more interesting bits and the very interesting bits

17 February (Part 1) - Top brass laughing all the way to the bank. You won’t be

16 February - One can dream. Gareth Bacon in charge. Teresa O'Neill on one?

15 February - Places Scrutiny. The simpler and sillier bits

14 February - Another Conservative promise is about to be broken

13 February - Bexley Council. Raising money any way it can

12 February (Part 2) - One tit from Blackfen. Two more from Beckenham

12 February (Part 1) - The racist thoughts of Bexley Council

10 February (Part 3) - TfL. Thoroughly faulty Lights - fixed!

10 February (Part 2) - An exhibition for posh houses held in a very posh house

10 February (Part 1) - And they’re off!

9 February (Part 2) - Holes big and small

9 February (Part 1) - And Massey makes three

8 February - Almost nothing to report

7 February - Nothing to report

6 February - More wildlife displacement

5 February (Part 3) - Lesnes Abbey and Crossrail cracking on

5 February (Part 2) - Fast and Furious

5 February (Part 1) - Nothing in Bexley is safe from attack. Budgetary sparrow hawks pounce

4 February (Part 2) - It’s all about the money

4 February (Part 1) - Accidents by design

3 February (Part 2) - Police update updated

3 February (Part 1) - Road works

2 February (Part 2) - A rare happy ending

2 February (Part 1) - Is it worth the effort?

1 February (Part 2) - I’m not the only one

1 February (Part 1) - Old Farm Park - Planning proposals

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January 2017

31 January (Part 3) - Old Farm Park - Planning proposals

31 January (Part 2) - Police update

31 January (Part 1) - Bexley Council is dipping your pocket again, and ever deeper

30 January - Council and police compete in the corruption stakes

29 January - Crossrail cares, maybe too much

27 January - No more Capital Punishment in Bexley, not in an election year anyway

26 January - Just a quick nodding exercise

25 January (Part 2) - From the post bag

25 January (Part 1) - After Craske’s magic show, the support acts

24 January (Part 2) - Conjuror Craske

24 January (Part 1) - Update on Albion Road

23 January (Part 2) - You’ve never had it so good

23 January (Part 1) - At last, a Bexley Council meeting to report!

20 January - Bexley Council is ‘Having a Larf’

19 January - Escapee from the swamp

18 January - No one makes progress

17 January - Shining a dim light into murky corners

16 January - Follow the Bazalgette sewer from Plumstead to Crossness

14 January - What’s new?

13 January - The odd couple

12 January (Part 3) - Good news. The station (if perhaps not Southeastern trains) will be on time

12 January (Part 2) - Abbey Wood Village. Not open for business

12 January (Part 1) - An investigation approaching a full stop?

11 January - Lesnes Abbey slipped. Crossrail station slipping?

10 January (Part 2) - How not to save the half mile Crossrail detour

10 January (Part 1) - Two Councils combine forces in an effort to kill Abbey Wood Village

9 January - Only two years to wait!

8 January - More rubbish about Bexley

7 January - Bexley hasn’t got a fly tipping problem. Well it is what the Council says

6 January (Part 2) - Would I like to? No I wouldn’t

6 January (Part 1) - Regenerating Abbey Wood Village

2 January (Part 2) - Bexley Council wouldn’t have the bottle for it

2 January (Part 1) - The long and the short of it

1 January - A Happy New Year

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