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Bonkers Blog April 2013

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22 April (Part 1) - Ghost town

Bus queue Christchurch ASDALike many people, I am hoping that Bexleyheath Broadway looks very nice and doesn’t become an accident black spot when it is finished in October but meanwhile there can be little doubt that it is causing traffic chaos and by the looks of things a good number of bankruptcies.

My bus out of Bexleyheath had two drivers on board and their opinion of Bexley council’s diversionary scheme was scathing. However I must confess I wasn’t over enthusiastic about their pet plan for bus only access to the Broadway.

Has the last month seen a spate of business closures? When Jessops, HMV, Milletts and Blockbuster all went down the pan at much the same time I took a stroll around town to see if there was any scope for a feature on the Broadway scheme and the draconian parking regime driving businesses to the wall. I concluded there wasn’t.

By last Saturday things seemed to have taken a turn for the worse as these pictures show. At this rate it will be Bexleyheath that needs rescuing, not Sidcup which was killed by council incompetence some years ago.

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