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Bonkers Blog August 2011

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22 August - Councillor Craske - hitting traders hard again

Much of today was taken up with researching a new and somewhat complicated story about Bexley council’s dirty tricks department and blogging has taken a backseat. To the rescue has come an email from Ian of Barnehurst who, with councillor Craske’s assistance, has come to the end of the road as far as doing his bit towards keeping Bexleyheath going as a thriving shopping centre is concerned. This is what he says…


For 35 years my wife and I have done our food shopping locally and used Bexleyheath, more often than not, for banking and other shopping. We’ve watched parking fees grow over the years from zero to £1 per hour but still stuck with the Broadway - TILL NOW!!
I’ve just been to Bexleyheath for a five minute visit to the bank. For short visits like that, I use the parking meters in Victoria Road so you’ll understand my reaction when I turned into Victoria Road today. The meters have gone and I find I need to get myself a mobile phone!!!
No way!
I went to the Broadway multi-storey car park, did my banking, paid my £1 and left - for the last time.
Bexleyheath has lost another customer.
I’ll be driving to Bluewater in future, where I can park for nothing and stay as long as I like.


Ian isn’t alone, his is the third such message received here, and there were others in last week’s News Shopper.

 

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