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Bonkers Blog November 2018

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29 November - Bexley Council over-egging the pudding again

Road obstructedI used to really look forward to the Bexley Magazine dropping on to the doormat because of the opportunities it presented for exposing our Council’s truth bending activities but for a couple of years at least the authors have been much more careful with their words and the extreme truth bending has been transferred to Twitter.

However the current issue indulges in a some deceptions which should not be allowed go unchallenged.

The worst example I have discovered so far is the suggestion on Page 4 that the Peer Review of Bexley Council was absolutely wonderful.

Below is what Bexley Council said and alongside it what their peers from several better councils said…
Peer Review
Not good is it?

Another thing Bexley Council is trying to claim credit for is funding the improvements around the Abbey Wood Crossrail station. They are responsible for the construction works and that probably explains the two years of road chaos and the fact that the job is running a year late but their financial contribution is minor. The money mainly came from TfL and Crossrail/Network Rail.

(Bexley magazine on the left. News Shopper report on the right.)
Crossrail works funding
After four months of pedestrian diversions one of the four flyover walkways was opened this week and the rebuild of Gayton Road which should have commenced last January, started two weeks ago.

The Councillor's report just a couple of days ago that work on the flyover would be completed by the end of this week is already superseded by a mid-December date.

 

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