A couple of months ago Bexley council embarked on a programme of further
parking restrictions on 160 roads across the borough so
reports of extra difficulties imposed on motorists and businesses were to be expected. Todays
comes from a resident of Abbey Road which is just off The Broadway in Bexleyheath (visible in the
background of the photograph).
The Abbey Road resident says that the parking meter was handy for those popping
into the nearby shops for a few minutes or the business owners who needed to
leave their vehicle nearby for a longer time. That has been made more difficult
and vehicles are displaced further along the road which is residents only. I
suppose the fine revenue for offending against the C.P.Z. is greater than a few
pence per hour from a parking meter. It doesnt compare with the havoc wreaked
by Bexley council on Blackfen Road or
Albany Park but it is part of the steady
drip drip of attrition waged on car owners by councillor Craskes department.
Minister Greg Clarke said today
that the government was ending the war on the motorist and rules which unfairly
penalised drivers. Call me an old cynic but cretinous Craske is not going to take any notice of that.
A man who can tell bare-faced lies in
front of the entire council, the press and quite a number of members of the
public isnt likely to take any notice of government guidance. But at least you
can tell when he is lying, the beetroot colour gets even deeper.