There is nothing new here I am afraid but it annoys me more each time I see
it. Bexley council must know by now that it is effectively entrapping motorists
with their unmarked shared Residents’ and Pay & Display parking bays.
This motorist photographed today had paid his £3·80 for two hours parking but he left his car on the wrong side of a white line. Well as there is no instruction anywhere to say that one side of the line is Residents only and the other is shared Residents and Pay & Display, why would he even bother to look?
On some days residents legitimately park over the white line rendering it invisible.
The situation has been reported several times before and Bexley council is always looking at BiB (there was more evidence of it earlier today) so you can be sure that they know exactly what they are doing. As someone said in a letter to the News Shopper more than six years ago, “Bexley council has been taken over by a mob of nasty, evil people who seem to thrive on other people’s pain and hurt”.
It sums them up to a tee. They know exactly what they are doing but they carry on doing it because it helps pay their inflated salaries.
I wonder if the Traffic and Transport responsibility being transferred to councillor Alex Sawyer will make any difference. He is always ready to tell us how honest, open and transparent he aims to be and to some extent he has been. Perhaps he will arrange for suitable signage will be added to the cash machines in Abbey Road or maybe to the road itself? Well one can hope.
See also January’s blog.