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Bonkers Blog February 2014

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22 February (Part 2) - Sidcup still suffering

It’s more than three weeks since I took a look at the Sidcup regeneration project which is now getting on for a quarter of the way through its allotted time (†). Much to my surprise, I saw no change. No advance whatsoever as far as I could see.

There was constant traffic congestion around the Station Road junction and although it was a Saturday morning the number of shoppers was not encouraging. When I left by bus I noted that several families who had boarded at the police station stop alighted in Bexleyheath.

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words so here’s a few photos taken this morning, followed by January’s collection. Click any of them for an expanded view.

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I should have been more prepared for a wasted visit because I had been warned…


It is now four weeks since Sidcup High Street became one way from Church Road to Station Road to facilitate the improvements (?) to the High Street. As of today as far as I can see, absolutely no work has been carried out, apart from work in Hadlow Road.

Meanwhile shopkeepers stare out of their windows in the vain hope of seeing some activity that may bring them some business.


For comparison, some photos in less contrasty conditions from last month.

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Shops have closed. Even Bexley council’s Box Shop has gone.

† Both six months and eight months have been mentioned during council meetings.

 

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