The Hornchurch Passion play 2020
The Hornchurch Passion Play 2020 is now to be enacted on the 15th, 16th and 17th April 2022 by Hornchurch Churches Together alongside the Queens Theatre. The epic play has taken place every five years since its inception in 1993. Please spread the Word. Its a free event, and it is absolutely brilliant.
I tend to not like conflict, and therefore owning a blue badge makes my life easier. It affords a reasonable space to park without walking a considerable distance, the parking spaces are usually larger, and sometimes I get free parking which is nice. I do like the extra time afforded by being a blue badge holder.
I do not like it when a major store decides that passing the control of its car parks to an alternative provider means that my parking is not only curtailed, but can also lead to fines of £40, or when the post is not delivered on time, to £70, for the simple case of my having visited my local Sainsbury store. I can afford this occasionally, but not as a regular occurrence.
I have now decided that I will no longer visit my local Hornchurch Sainsbury store, out of principal. I will shop elsewhere. I did this today, as they had also removed much of their recycling facility – I drove instead to Tesco which offered an alternative experience.
I did email my M.P. about this, her name is Jenny Lopez, a Conservative M.P. for Upminster, where I live. She never responded, so I guess she does not care for her constituents.
The good news for the duration of the passion play at Easter, is twofold.
Firstly, Havering are allowing free access to their car parks over the Easter period. Please double check this.
Secondly, I believe that the Sainsbury car park near to the Queens Theatre is only being monitored for parking between 7am and 6pm, and outside of these hours there is unlimited parking. Please double check this.
I still think that the parking controls by Sainsbury, which limit blue badge parking to two hours is wrong. I also object to Havering traffic enforcement giving tickets to blue badge holders when the blue badge is not displayed properly, and I will have to be more careful. I still think they are also a bunch of scumbags, but these are my personal thoughts only. C’est la vie!
Sadly for the rest of Havering shopkeepers, this parking enforcement by the current Tory administration leads me to drive to Lakeside where the parking is free. My choice, but not good for those who pay business rates in this London borough.
I think the Residents association offer an alternative in Havering, and specifically in Hornchurch to the outdated views, lies and hypocrisy of the Tory and Conservative doctrine.