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Time for a tidy up?

Road works outside Blackheath Station
You may remember back in February – the last time Southern decided to dig up half the pavement outside the station exit, and then leave it unfinished for weeks. This time around, there’s only one exit from the station at night, and it’s directly over Southern Electricity’s Assault Course. The most ridiculous thing is that the barriers appear to be shielding nothing!

They engineers could have put the lids back on, and taken the barriers away until the next time. Instead, the lids are left by the side, with blooming great holes for old/blind/drunk people to fall into when the flimsy plastic barriers have been shoved out of the way.

So, people of Blackheath, maybe the mess should be tidied up for them? How about putting the concrete lids back over the holes, and relocating the barriers to somewhere else … The question is where to?

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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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