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March 2016

31 March (Part 1) - They’ve got a lot of Bottle

30 March (Part 2) - Cobbles in Bexleyheath and cobblers in Erith

30 March (Part 1) - £120 million? That’ll do nicely

29 March - The contents and the discontents

28 March - Another look at Lesnes Abbey

27 March - 54 weeks in the planning

26 March - South Thamesmead Regeneration

25 March - The Code of Conduct Committee. All over in nine minutes

24 March (Part 2) - Harrow Manorway to get cycle tracks and bus lanes - probably

24 March (Part 1) - Old Farm Park. The Ides of March re-enacted

23 March - Public meetings are not a place for questions suggests Councillor Massey

22 March - Good questions and sometimes poor answers

21 March - The Wilde West

20 March (Part 2) - The Lesnes Abbey update

20 March (Part 1) - The Crossrail update

19 March - Saying one thing, doing another. Another green space protest in prospect

18 March (Part 2) - Procedures. It’s not cricket

18 March (Part 1) - Brighter, cleaner, fairer and cheaper?

17 March - Listening to you working for you. Its author says it’s become a mockery (in this context)

16 March - Nothing but complaints

15 March (Part 2) - Old Farm Park is the biggest victim of Bexley’s cuts so far

15 March (Part 1) - 90% say Teresa O’Neill was wrong

14 March (Part 2) - General sell off

14 March (Part 1) - To the relief of parents everywhere - except Sunderland

13 March - A slow week in Belvedere and Abbey Wood

12 March (Part 2) - Bexley Village misery extended by four weeks

12 March (Part 1) - Erith. Suddenly there is loadsa money!

10 March - Live in Bexley Village for the quiet life

9 March - They are generous with other people’s money

7 March - Bexley massively increases its Council Tax base

6 March (Part 2) - The metamorphosis of Lesnes Abbey park continues

6 March (Part 1) - The fortnightly Crossrail update

5 March - The Mayor complains about mudslinging but not often enough

4 March (Part 2) - The plan for less litter and fewer allowances is a non-starter in Bexley

4 March (Part 1) - Labour is “beggared” again

3 March (Part 2) - Sucking Wilton Road dry

3 March (Part 1) - Pay peanuts, get a monkey?

2 March (Part 2) - Vote UKIP get Tory

2 March (Part 1) - Drop Bexley Council in it if you can

1 March - Broadway it is not right now

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February 2016

29 February - Big boots may be filled. Almost literally

28 February (Part 2) - It will all come right in the end. Won’t it?

28 February (Part 1) - Enjoy the nine mile (return) detour

27 February - The view from inside

26 February - Vote for Councillor Rob Leitch

25 February (Part 4) - Another debate with an outcome fixed in advance

25 February (Part 3) - The money boomerang

25 February (Part 2) - Hazard by design

25 February (Part 1) - Chaos by design

24 February (Part 3) - Broadway cracking on

24 February (Part 2) - Where are they now?

24 February (Part 1) - Here we go again

23 February (Part 2) - Tax will be going up by 1·83%

23 February (Part 1) - Belvedere Splash Park evaporates

22 February - One for the train spotters

21 February (Part 2) - Open park surgery

21 February (Part 1) - One amazing job and a not so amazing ‘black hole’

20 February - Get rich quick. Set up a staff recruitment agency

19 February - Giving with one hand…

18 February (Part 3) - Cabinet Member says operating honestly will be very expensive and may not be useful

18 February (Part 1) - Resources. Bexley’s digital future

17 February (Part 2) - Bexley’s finances. Dishonest? Certainly, but by their standards it isn’t a breach of the law

17 February (Part 1) - Pots and kettles. The hostilities continue

16 February - Built on the foundations of low cunning (and deteriorating services)

15 February - Another playground for Belvedere. Totally water free

14 February - Mud, sand and York stone

13 February (Part 2) - Not another complaint!

13 February (Part 1) - Tales from “the Nut House”

12 February (Part 3) - No full weekend of trains from Abbey Wood until after Easter

12 February (Part 1) - Places. Mainly good but some cracks appearing

11 February (Part 2) - People scrutinised by committee

10 February (Part 3) - You’ve got to pick a pocket or two

10 February (Part 2) - Boundaries Commission. Their proposals for Bexley

10 February (Part 1) - Belvedere Splash Park. The plug is pulled

8 February - General Purpose report. Generally dull

7 February (Part 3) - Any old iron?

7 February (Part 2) - The Wilton Wall

7 February (Part 1) - Chairman Cheryl can’t confirm comments. Complaint composed

6 February (Part 2) - Ignorance is bliss

6 February (Part 1) - Cabinet cuts go deeper

5 February (Part 4) - Girl power gone to their heads

5 February (Part 3) - Girl power

5 February (Part 2) - This website

5 February (Part 1) - A stay of execution

4 February - All legit

3 February (Part 2) - Remind you of anything?

3 February (Part 1) - Money before morality

2 February (Part 2) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 7

2 February (Part 1) - No ifs or buts. Tax up by 3·99%

1 February (Part 3) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 6

1 February (Part 2) - Council Tax up

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January 2016

31 January (Part 1) - The two weekly Crossrail photo album

30 January - Forget Old Farm, Bexley Council has closed Lesnes Abbey park

29 January (Part 2) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 5

29 January (Part 1) - Elsewhere it’s business as usual

28 January (Part 2) - Crime and misbehaviour pays

28 January (Part 1) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 4

27 January (Part 4) - Redesigning youth services

27 January (Part 2) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 3

26 January - Fourteen FOIs

25 January (Part 3) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 2

25 January (Part 2) - The fence is too uncomfortable to be sat upon

25 January (Part 1) - Dragging Bexley through the mud

24 January (Part 4) - Child theft. Bexley Council doesn’t like the publicity

24 January (Part 3) - The ups and downs of supermarket shopping. Stannnarghh!

24 January (Part 2) - The no transport users’ weekend

24 January (Part 1) - The Transport Users’ Committee - Journey 1

23 January (Part 4) - Sleaze busted

23 January (Part 2) - Take the scenic route

23 January (Part 1) - A crackpot hole

22 January (Part 3) - Commit fraud and few care but a power crazed Traffic Warden is a sensation

22 January (Part 2) - The power of one councillor

21 January (Part 4) - This man is a complete and utter moron

21 January (Part 3) - All change please

21 January (Part 2) - Wilton Road. Caters for allcomers

21 January (Part 1) - Not a red light in sight

20 January (Part 2) - A transport of delight

19 January (Part 4) - Not many hands to the pump as yet

19 January (Part 3) - Does this headline hold water?

19 January (Part 2) - Cracking on with Broadway Phase II

19 January (Part 1) - Trinity Square. Not what it was cracked up to be

17 January - Abbey Wood station rises from the mud

16 January (Part 4) - Four councillors rolled out of a pub. Tipsy Tories

16 January (Part 3) - Well above average

16 January (Part 2) - Pricing themselves out of the market

16 January (Part 1) - Web Wars

15 January (Part 3) - Abandoning the poor to their fate

15 January (Part 2) - A new dual carriageway?

15 January (Part 1) - Heading for the buffers

14 January (Part 2) - An Englishman and an Irishman walked into a pub…

14 January (Part 1) - The future may not be bright

13 January (Part 1) - The wrong sort of advice

12 January (Part 2) - No priority for priors and monks

9 January - Biggest fly tip ever!

8 January (Part 1) - Bexley council’s greatest skill. Cover ups and censorship

7 January - A slow news day

5 January - Bexley’s debtors were robbed. Everyone agrees on that but no general refund

3 January - Crossrail at Abbey Wood is about half way there. In time anyway

2 January (Part 2) - In for the long haul

2 January (Part 1) - What a difference a year makes. Make that half a year!

1 January (Part 3) - The police are plodding, if they are moving at all

1 January (Part 2) - This website

1 January (Part 1) - The New Year is here. Oh, no. Not another one

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