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Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Category: local politics

Michaelmas in Erith

View of Erith Pier

Happy Michaelmas everybody! I wasn’t really sure what Michaelmas was, or even when it was, until today, Michaelmas. It is the feast day of St Michael, the angel who dealt with Lucifer and threw him out of heaven.1 So, someone worth celebrating. Read the rest of this entry »

Back of a fag packet analysis of the proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in Bexley

View from Erith Pier

There could be some notable changes to who represents Bexley’s residents in Parliament under new proposals from the Boundary Commission. I am no political commentator or analyst, but their Initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in London make for some interesting reading. Read the rest of this entry »

No Open House for Bexley, again

Hall Place

Open House London have announced this year’s programme, a selection of interesting buildings across London that will be open for the public to take a look around on the weekend of 17-18 September. However, Bexley Council have again opted to not take part in the event. The borough originally pulled out of the scheme in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Merry Christmas

Trees in church, aisle

May you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas. If today is something you look forward to and enjoy, then I hope you enjoy it. If today is something you dread and endure, then I hope you get through it OK. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Save A Park: Old Manor Way Playground and Bexley Council

Old Manor Way Playground

A very warm Tuesday evening seemed the ideal time to sit in a council chamber for a session of the Places Scrutiny Committee. Well, plenty of people, including me, thought so, as the subject of the possible sale of Old Manor Way Playground was first on the agenda. Here the committee would hear a presentation from those who had headed up a rather popular petition against the sale of the playground, and discuss possible next steps. Read the rest of this entry »