not just the North of the borough which is being
torn down and rebuilt, the
South is getting the same treatment and with arguably much greater disruption.
It may be essential disruption in Bexley Village but it is being done in an inconsiderate manner which will bring no long term benefits. Abbey Wood Village will get a huge lift from Crossrail but Bexley Village will see no improvement whatsoever from its bridge replacement. Far from it, it has lost its trees already.
Bexley council has pushed out an excuse sheet, click to see PDF.
The traffic disruption is not supposed to start until 7th January but drivers trapped behind the contractor’s waiting to get access to the site may not be convinced of that. Trading conditions will suffer but compensation claims are prohibited by law.
Photographs by Elwyn Bryant.