Thursday, July 26, 2007

Council gets egg on its face in Thamesmead

Oh how we laughed this morning when we heard about the Thames Gateway Bridge. Readers may or may not know that last night was Full Council. As is traditional at these events motions get tabled, and this time the Tories - bizarrely given they don't usually venture to such northern heights of the Borough - tabled a motion about Thamesmead celebrating its fortieth anniversary.

As is usual practice anything that opposition parties table gets amended by the ruling group. In this case the motion was amended saying how the Council eagerly anticipated the positive decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the Thames Gateway Bridge.

We're guessing no one told them before they added their amendment that the Secretary of State had published her decision yesterday, and it was far from positive. The inquiry has been reopened as the traffic models are inaccurate and the evidence suggests that all the regeneration that the Council claims the bridge will bring will happen without it anyway.

Like we say, we laughed our socks off when we realised that the Secretary of State had already made her negative decision whilst the Council was publicly saying how much it was looking forward to a positive one. Isn't it good to know that the Council actually knows what is going on? What a bunch of prats!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha, nearly as shite as the copy of Greenwich times that plopped thgrough the letterbox this evening - big advert of the O2 on the front cover natch......

10:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha - nearly as shite as the copy of Greenwich Time that plopped on to my doormat this evening - sponsored by the O2 natch .......

10:45 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

BBC coveerage is quite amusing

12:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That should delay things satisfactorily for a bit:

1. Hopefully long enough to convince those living locally who actually swallowed the argument for the bridge.

2. As we head towards 2011, beyond which Ken has been unwilling to commit himself, it will become increasingly apparent that the road will be extended to the A2, as per the original East London River Crossing.

12:52 am  

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