Saturday 18 May 2002 6.30am
Why does me old mate Ken Livingstone ( sorry must not say 'old' when referring to seior management!) do something about::-
A) Reinforcing the red line parking restrictions approaching London Bridge.
(the wardens are quick enough when it suits them to ticket cars which are causing no obstructions in small streets ) The exception to that of course is Bartholomew Street
where some pratt agreed to the equivalent of a transport cafe, lorries, buses ,coaches, scafoldlorries, council lorries a.a. vans park there all day and the warden rarely tickets them, unless he/she's new. My neighbours keep telling me that they are 'treated' to a breakfast or other for turning a blind eye, but if you are parking there at ten past six at night when the cafe has closed you will get a ticket! the cafe by the way is open seven days a week 364 days a year, they earn a fortune lets hope they pay their rates and rent for the shop to the council!
B) Ensuring deliveries which involve large lorrie, cranes, building material to be made in the evening or week-ends, especially in Moorgate and just over London Bridge. The roads are only two lanes at the best of times.
C) Get the dustcarts to do their collections ar the week-end in the city. These large corporations can afford to give someone a bit of overtime at the week-end to ensure the rubbish is collected then.