Friday 9 July 2010

Sympathy for Andrew Boff

You won’t normally find this blog bleeding with sympathy on behalf of a Conservative politician, but we make an exception for Andrew Boff. Last year he made the effort to come all the way to Waltham Forest to look at facilities for local cyclists, and I am sorry to say that he was given a wholly false impression of the true state of cycle parking provision in the borough, which in reality is patchy, incoherent and totally inadequate.

And now Mr Boff has had a spot of bother with Hackney council, which was duly reported in the local newspaper, which then received a threatening letter from the council – a letter which had no basis in law.

The saga – I very much recommend that you read it – is unfolded here.

Of course this blog has always known that Hackney council is crap!