30 June I mentioned that Bexley council were bragging in their magazine about putting
metal railings around Lesnes Abbey woods (and several other parks in the North of the borough) in a vain
attempt to exclude motorcyclists. They are ugly and do not comply with disability law
and similar fences in Bromley have killed motorists who collide with them. If the fences fail in their
objective then this massive expenditure has to be a total waste of taxpayers money as well as being a
considerable inconvenience to the law-abiding. Would any sensible person ever believe it is possible to allow
most people free access to a park but exclude others without installing military style security permanently
patrolled by armed guards? Of course not, but Bexley council is not noted for common-sense or logical thought.
This afternoon I was strolling through the woods with a friend who was carrying his video camera. As these two lads passed by he had the presence of mind to press the record button. The images are not perfect but they capture the registration number well enough. LX05 XKD. Look at the larger images to see for yourself.