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Bonkers Blog May 2017

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Sidcup Place

29 May - Three for the price of one

Live? Or Let Die?
Newacres bridge, to give it the official name that few use, is now a heap of rubble in some far away recycling facility and Harrow Manorway is now passable through a sea of cones.

Harrow Manorway Harrow ManorwayThe road signs used to give dire warnings of the consequences of crossing the road at ground level, now it is encouraged.

Maybe that is why the speed limit has been temporarily reduced from 40 to 20 m.p.h.

Eventually yet another pedestrian controlled crossing is planned for this location. One must hope that it is more reliable than the one outside Sainsbury’s.

I have been informed that it was reported to TfL two days before I noticed it was going red all by itself again but it continues to cycle around as I write.

The Harrow Manorway brochures available at last week’s exhibition are now available here, rather later than promised. 2016 issue - 2017 issue.


Lesnes Abbey
The park should have been fully redesigned and upgraded at least a year ago and it is still far from finished.
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CrossrailThe paths are not yet finished and neither is the high level viewing gallery. At least I hope no one considers it to be completed.

On a happier note the café was doing a roaring trade this rather dreary Bank Holiday afternoon. Let’s hope it can survive this generally lousy British summer. (My solar panels have been a waste of space for most days in May.)

I once suggested that Bexley Council would take longer to rebuild a garden and install a few paths and features than Network Rail will take to build the new station in Abbey Wood. There is a very good chance that that prediction will be proved correct. The roof went on the station stairs this weekend. Two more Noah’s Arcs flying over Abbey Wood.

The North Kent line was closed throughout Sunday and today.


The Election
I called in on a friend in Welling yesterday and he passed on an election leaflet. I suspect he had not read it but in case he decides that was a mistake, here it is.
Hackett
At a similar stage in 2015 I had accumulated loads of leaflets but this year it would appear that no one is very interested. Danny Hackett’s is all I have.

 

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