Sunday’s blog proved to be a bit of a
scoop. It seems that no one else had bothered to find out why Bexley Council was
closing off so many parking bays in Wilton Road and on closer examination over
the boundary into Greenwich too. News quickly spread across Twitter, the
local Facebook group and to other blogs.
It was confirmed that a film company making a promotional video for bookmaker Paddy Power had been authorised to disrupt Wilton Road and its environs by Bexley Council. You can only guess how that happened. Who is the Head of Public Relations for the Association of British Bookmakers and also in charge of licensing filming in the borough? One Councillor Peter Craske. The one time Bexley blogger.
Thanks to his department taking over Greenwich too we had for one day only a better quality bus shelter in Abbey Wood Road than Bexley Council could arrange for the nearby Crossrail station.
It’s odds on that someone somewhere appears to have overstepped the mark. Who accepted the fat fee?
Abbey Wood Councillor Denise Hyland is asking questions. If she doesn’t get an answer then a Freedom of Information request should do the trick.