Friday, December 25, 2015
B21’s Christmas Day Message
Looking back it’s been a pretty uneventful year, more notable for the events that didn’t happen than for those that did.
Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle into sharp focus for the Save Oakfield campaigners.
So, what of other things? Well, we now have a new enforcement team tackling anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping etc. Except we don’t have the team yet, they are at less than half strength and it’s doubtful they will find their way up here to Barkingside anyway.
The promised new swimming pool is still, er well, a promise. However we do have the foundations for a new public toilet in Barkingside High Street. If the gestation period for the new Town Square is anything to go by this should be operational sometime in 2017. Speaking of the new Town Square, it stands idle and unused as an expensive monument to the false hope that there would be someone at the Town Hall to organise events after the staff cull. I do hope the last person to leave turned the lights off.
On a more positive note [sic!] the “bus stop” markings have appeared on Forest Road ready for the new 462 service to Fairlop Waters. It’s only taken 30 years and we haven’t got a bus service up to the cemetery, Business Park or cycle track. Still, it’s a start – let’s look on the bright side.
We have lost Bubbles in Tomswood Hill and Fullwell Autos on the roundabout (wipes tear from eye). The move of the Post Office has gone ahead and we have a new Tattoo shop next to Gala Bingo, well this is Essex. Glasbury has gone and now Drama and Music are under threat. However, we have a wooden henge entrance to Fairlop Waters and the long awaited Egg Whisk finally arrived at Gants Hill.
Anyway I’ve got some more waving and throne sitting to do so I’ll wish you all a Happy Christmas.
If, like me, you have your Christmas dinner in the evening, may your Brussels be firm and tasty. If you are lower class and had your Christmas dinner at lunchtime, may your Brussels repeat on you.