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News and Comment Index 2017

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December 2017

20 December (Part 2) - Black bags and buses. Lust and litter

19 December - Express bus service for Crossrail. Forget it

17 December (Part 4) - Raising the BID

17 December (Part 3) - What would your advice be?

17 December (Part 2) - Another two weeks in Abbey Wood. The not good and the simply bad

17 December (Part 1) - Another Four Weeks in Abbey Wood. The good and the not so good

16 December - What’s sauce for five gooses is not sauce for one gander

15 December - Two very annoying words

14 December - A slow news day

13 December - A bit of this and a bit of that

12 December - Alan gives it to them straight

12 December (Part 2) - The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing

11 December (Part 2) - When the word of the left is far from right

11 December (Part 1) - Councillor Daniel Francis, an easy winner

10 December (Part 2) - Fibbing is not corruption

10 December - Crossrail again. Do the negatives outweigh the positive?

9 December (Part 4) - Hide your lodger

9 December (Part 3) - Fake invoices or fake news?

9 December (Part 2) - Normal service can now resume

9 December (Part 1) - What is corruption?

8 December (Part 2) - Don’t ignore old wives’ tales

8 December (Part 1) - ‘Threatened’ by a solicitor who asked for no action

7 December (Part 2) - A Tale of Two Councils

7 December (Part 1) - Police official report. Delay, ignoring CPS, political interference. The aim? Get Craske off the hook

6 December (Part 2) - Albion Road improvements shredded!

6 December (Part 1) - Department of inconsequential blogs

5 December - Department of silly blogs

4 December - Cheryl Curr; Despicable Me

3 December - Normal service will be resumed - eventually!

2 December - Bexley Council. Not guilty; this time

1 December - Three days off?

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November 2017

1 November (Part 1) - Diamond Geezer

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October 2017

19 October - Overage gambling

12 October (Part 2) - Bottle plan smashed

7 October - No Tesco, fewer parking spaces, a road closure but things are looking up. 12 floors up!

1 October (Part 1) - Bexley’s culture. It’s never going to change

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September 2017

3 September (Part 2) - More unaffordable houses

1 September (Part 1) - Officially a sneaky git

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August 2017

31 August - The Charlotte. It’s back!

30 August - Mock outrage from one, delusion from the other

29 August - Abbey to lies via musical flies

28 August (Part 2) - Drinkers and beggars successfully deter shoppers

28 August (Part 1) - A screw loose?

27 August - Limping back on line

23 August - The calamitous Councillor for Northumberland Heath

22 August - Narrow minds, narrow roads

21 August - Peter Derrick Gussman : 19th January 1930 - 7th August 2017

18 August - The Jewel in the Crown - and Edith

15 August (Part 2) - The ‘delightful’ Cllr. John Davey

15 August (Part 1) - The deluded Cllr. Read thinks Bonkers supports Labour!

14 August - Making a difference to residents’ lives. By sending cops to their doors?

13 August - And today’s Bexley Council lie is…

12 August - Bexley Council’s “abysmal” website

11 August (Part 2) - Bexley Council’s lie of the day. Their latest attempt to rewrite history

11 August (Part 1) - The man can’t help it

10 August - Better late than never - again

9 August (Part 2) - It may be efficient and effective tweeting, but is it true?

9 August (Part 1) - Better late than never

8 August (Part 3) - Poor Alex

8 August (Part 2) - The nasty party’s Mr. Nasty

8 August (Part 1) - Dismal days

7 August (Part 2) - The Met. Police. Beyond parody

7 August (Part 1) - It looked suspicious to me

6 August - Bexley Council - No compassion for the dying

4 August - Beach vandals

3 August - Cuts hurt. Caring for residents - Bexley style

2 August - Twitter policing

1 August (Part 2) - New York Times features Abbey Wood

1 August (Part 1) - Can someone check if Philip Read needs help please? (Repeated.)

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July 2017

1 July - Hunt the hamster

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June 2017

29 June - Who’s the tosser?

28 June (Part 2) - Breaking News!

28 June (Part 1) - Councillor Philip Read is compounding the lies

27 June (Part 2) - Joseph Goebbels would be proud

27 June (Part 1) - Peter’s pseudo paddling pool. Completion close

26 June - Gas bags on parade

25 June - Croydon, Bexley, Tower Hamlets, Sutton. Poor decisions everywhere

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

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) - The new Slimline 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

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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