Don’t forget that the informal sessions about the Olympics parking arrangements are being held today (Friday 3rd Feb) and tomorrow at the Clarendon Hotel. I’m hoping to go along tomorrow, but if you manage to get there before me, please drop a note into the comments, and don’t forget to go and admire the ugly statue…
Also, the licensing for the big screen live site was agreed in a council meeting on 1st Feb. A pedantic thought: if I don’t own a TV license, and I watch the Olympics on the screen, am I breaking the law, or are Lewisham council?
There’s another Blackheath Assembly tomorrow, Thursday 26 January, from 7.30-9.30pm at St Mathew’s Academy, St Joseph’s Vale, SE3 0XX.
There are also draft plans for parking in Greenwich and Lewisham during the Olympics shown here (PDF).
More info here. And then “informal drop in sessions” (not consultation) will be held at The Clarendon Hotel on Friday 3 February 2012, 12 noon–8pm, and Saturday 4 February 2012, 10am–4pm.
UPDATE: As pointed out in the comments, it appears that this photo was taken in 2007.
Photo showing Foxtons mini clearly parking in the disabled space outside the Post Office. I guess it’s possible that the Foxtons employee is disabled, and was just nipping to the post office. Anyone know? The concerns raised in the leaflet from a few months ago about their lack of parking spaces appear to be valid.
Also pointed out in the email:
Greenwich Council don’t allow businesses in Blackheath to have internally illuminated fascias. They don’t have permission to use illuminated outdoor signage. Foxtons seem to be ignoring that.
They’re also ignoring the fact that they don’t have permission to trade at weekends as per their planning consent agreement.
You stay classy, Foxtons.
Original photo below (with the other car numberplate obscured):
UPDATE: If you’re thinking of driving to the Bike & Kite Festival, don’t. There won’t be any spaces, and the place is crawling with traffic wardens.
A new project… Inspired by Bugle-dad coming to visit, who doesn’t share my penchant for Oystercards (“Take a train? Don’t be ridiculous!”) I’ve had to spend a good while in a car trying to find somewhere for us to park. Aside from this revealing that I have little or no concept of what a one-way street is, it also demonstrated that parking in Blackheath is a right Royal-Standard pain in the backside!
So, I’ve started trying to create a map of parking for non-residents in Blackheath. Anyone can add to the map, so please click on the Google Map here, and add some more info! This is an experiment, so if I find the map filled with adverts for viagra, I may switch it back to being privately edited… Please only add places where the public can park, not residents parking (which most of the roads seem to be).
Don’t park here, or I’ll do strange things to plurals.
The face reminds me of Tim Hunkin‘s cartoons.
As seen in the alleyway behind Cookery Nook and others.