This is the scene in Abbey Road, Belvedere just after 9 a.m. Eight motorists have been fooled by Bexleys
underhand tactics. Not a cone in sight.
You can see
here how they achieved it. Put a notice on a pole beyond the free parking
zone adjacent to the arrow and a couple of cones in the road. Look hard you can
just see them. Any sensible motorist would park to the left of the parking zone
sign wouldnt they, and go to work with a clear conscience?
Here is the scene a few minutes after 11am. Parking on the opposite side of the
road is forbidden between 11am and 1pm to stop commuter use. You can just
imagine the glee on the face of some nasty little vulture as he bagged a dozen
innocents in one go. The fact that there is not a yellow line, cone or warning
sign anywhere nearby and the only parking sign says Free doesnt
bother the rotten borough of Bexley one little bit.
By 12.30 the warning sign had mysteriously disappeared. Drivers
returning to their ticketed cars will not have a clue as to why they are to be fined.
You can judge the time of day by the way the shadows show the sun is a bit to the west
of south. Councillor Davey was informed of this injustice but he simply wasnt interested.