Despite being elected only last May it seems, if this email that I received yesterday is anything to go by, that Croydon Council have gone to sleep.
Edited text of email:
"My wife and I live at **(edited out) Chipstead Valley Rd. We returned from holiday on the 19th August to find a sea of mud deposited in the road and on the pavement outside our house.
This had been caused by the storms of the previous weekend washing all of the sediment and debris from St Andrews Rd down Sandown Rd before pouring out onto Chipstead Valley Rd, where the poorly designed drains couldn't cope with the amount of water and silt that was generated by the storm.
I telephoned Croydon Council on Monday 21st to advise them of this matter. When my wife telephoned them on Wednesday 23rd they had no record of the original complaint. This time the call was logged and a reference number was given. It is know the 3rd of September and Croydon Council have still not cleared up the mess.
We are informing you of this out of desperation as despite numerous telephone calls to the Council offices by us and our neighbours nothing has been done. There is now grass growing on the mud
Please see attached photo (1 of many).."
My message to Croydon Council is this: WAKE UP AND DO YOUR JOB!