Death at the flyover, and other stories

– Traffic jams up my road and sirens in the air on Friday evening – sadly, it was after a cyclist was run down by a lorry at the Woolwich Road flyover. Police are looking for the driver, who did not stop, the News Shopper reports. Roads around the area were closed until well after midnight.

– The possible closure of the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels could last up to 18 months, according to a commenter on Whatever happens, as usual Greenwich Council isn’t covering itself in glory by keeping discussions of this well away from the public eye, and off its website and propaganda newspaper. Perhaps council taxpayers in Greenwich and Tower Hamlets might want to know why the lifts, which at Greenwich opened in 1992, are having to be replaced after less than three decades. Weren’t the previous lifts the original models?

– The Charlton Conservative “action team” I spied bearing photos of Boris Johnson have started their own blog, James In Charlton, which features some interesting facial hair. Actually, our James seems to have adopted some of the lyrical stylings of our capital’s current mayor in his prose. My politics aren’t their politics, but it’s good to see them sticking their oar into the debate.

– This is as much a reminder for me as it is for you, but Woolwich photgraphic society Aperture is holding its annual exhibition at Woolwich Town Hall until Friday. Which means I should get along and take a look.

– And at Plumsteadshire, Doctor Pangloss struggles to work out if a big music event on Plumstead Common really is happening in July. Yep, you guessed it, can’t find anything on the council’s website, a cock-up on the poster… it’s a familiar feeling.


  1. There’s a white painted bicycle with flowers at the spot at the moment,

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