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Electric cars that can’t be plugged in…

Since the mysterious addition to the car park in September last year, it seems that the electric vehicle charging point hasn’t been getting a lot of action:

Is year of the electric car driving to a dead end?

Take the example of the London borough of Lewisham (pictured) where the council has put in a dual charging point only to hastily remove it over a ‘hiccup’.

The council, through a contractor, placed the charging point on the wrong side of a car park in the busy shopping area of Blackheath in south London – away from the electricity supply.

About two months ago the point was originally installed with markings reserving one space next to it for an electric car.

However, today while the charging point has been moved to the other side of the car park to get power – the reserved parking signage has not.

Sounds like a bit of a cock-up, but nothing that can’t be resolved with some paint-stripper and a can of brilliant white… Has anyone actually seen a car being charged in the car park?

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Look, right…

Freshly panted Look Right road markings in Blackheath

Hello again..  India was lovely, thanks for asking, and having been terrorised by monkeys, elephants and a cobra, it is great to be back in Blackheath, even if it is only for two days…  Mrs Bugle has been hard at work taking photos of things around and about, and has also been away, so I’ll try and put some up over the next few days, despite going abroad again tomorrow for another two weeks!

One of the things I had intended to write about was the crazy roadwork situation around Shooters HillButterbird suggested it ages ago by saying:

Post something useful. Tell us how to get into the village from Lewisham in less than 45 mins while Shooter’s Hill is shut.

Shooters Hill roadsign in BlackheathI wish I could!  Being a non-driver with nothing more than a trusty Oystercard and a crumpled SouthEastern season ticket to get me around and about, I’m the wrong person to ask for tips.

However – I have wonderful news – as shown in the sign below, the roadworks were completed at the end of last month.  Which must leave those of you sitting in traffic jams up there wondering what is going on…  At least we have have beautifully newly painted red routes to admire.

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