the Conservative candidate for Belvedere claims that Bexley council (@bexleycomms)
are hard at work preparing the Belvedere Splash Park for its May reopening and
the Conservative candidate for Lesnes attempts to bask in the reflected
glory with a Retweet. Neither make it clear who they are. Presumably they both
have very short memories.
Belvedere Splash Park is an excellent local facility, at least I assume it is, in this day and age old codgers like me cannot go anywhere near it for fear of being arrested. It was one of the things the Labour administration provided during its short time in office. It opened on 13th August 2005.
When the Tories were elected in 2006 one of the first things they did was consider introducing a charge. Public pressure scuppered that idea.
Then in 2010 when the Tories were elected again, what was among the very first things they did? They consulted about the possibility of introducing charges.
Now the hypocrites are using it as an example of Bexley Toryism at its best. What do you think they might do if they gain a large majority in 2014 too?
Bexley Times report. Evening Standard report. News Shopper report.