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Bonkers Blog July 2019

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1 July (Part 1) - Proud to be Catholic

Lesnes Abbey hosts several events in the summer months, next weekend there is some sort of Music Festival, I hope that the organisers remember that with impeccable timing, Bexley Council has closed Abbey Road today and it will remain closed for two weeks.

Yesterday a religious ceremony brought forth umpteen Catholics. As is the case every year, they are God awful inconsiderate parkers. This year maybe worse than ever.

Had I needed to get to East Ham in a hurry it would have been difficult. I let a neighbour who runs a tiny car park up my drive because there was no room for her elsewhere. My own car is a bit broad in the beam and would be a struggle to get out.

I notified Bexley’s parking enforcement office to tell them there was a fortune to be made if they came quickly. The lady on the end of the phone dealt with my call swiftly and politely.

Walking around I found four local residents inconvenienced to some extent and two of them said they had notified the Council.

Two CEOs showed up, it seemed like we waited ages but the camera suggests it was no more than 20 minutes and most of the cars pictured below were ticketed. If they had showed up 15 minutes before the Exodus started they would have caught more.

One of my immigrant neighbours shouted some sort of abuse at me in an unfamiliar tongue. I didn’t understand a word of it. Maybe his own car had been illegally parked because access to the residents’ parking area had been completely blocked.

Let us pray that the Catholics have learned their lesson and won’t block everyone in next year.

Will the concert goers be any better next week?
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The cavalry showed up just in time. The Tesco delivery driver couldn’t get anywhere near to his customers.

 

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