Fairfield ward Croydon has been named by the Metropolitan Police as one of the most dangerous areas in London.
The ward, which includes East Croydon station and Croydon High Street, has experienced 4,135 crimes, including 231 street robberies in the year to April 2006.
Fairfield was listed as the 10th highest for crime in London, and 7th for the number of street robberies.
One major factor in this shameful record, is the appalling urban decay that blights the ward. Anyone who has to walk down the derelict and poorly lit Dingwall Road, late at night, can attest to feeling "unnerved" to say the least.
It is time that the newly elected Croydon Council got its act together, and addressed the decay and squalor of this borough.
Why should we put up with living in this decaying dump?