Dear Stuart et al. a.k.a. Clean Green Croydon
When you first got your new post leading Clean Green Croydon, you said: “I have always been passionate about keeping Croydon clean and the key messages for local people are that the council is getting serious about enforcement , so we will fine or prosecute those caught fly-tipping…”.
The South Norwood area has got dirtier and more strewn with rubbish and fly tipping over the past six months, which is since you got into post, and after a change in council. SNTB’s role of promoting and inviting people to visit the area was always difficult but now it has become a joke.
Our recent St Valentine’s Day event in Love Lane nearly had to be cancelled because of the filthy state of the area, and although at the eleventh hour all the rubbish was cleared, you and your fellow Labour counterparts constantly ignored our communications. All our so called elected representatives are fundamentally failing the community, allowing the degradation to continue and waste to build up. A cynic may think you are all worried about big business in more affluent areas, perhaps there is an election coming!
Here are a few photographs taken of one small area in South Norwood yesterday. Clean? Has the meaning of the word changed since you got your post? Obviously not! It is questionable what you have been doing in your new post with your dedicated team apart from standing around posing for photoshoots in daft t-shirts. The hard work of Crystal Palace Transition Town and South Norwood Tourist Board transformed a local area which now hosts the “Sensible Seat”, but somehow you inveigled yourself at the opening ceremony handing out these T-shirts as if you were a major mover and shaker in the event. Fixing some fencing does not measure up to the hard work the community put into clearing and creating that area.
South Norwood Tourist Board and the good people of South Norwood look forward to your response.
Yours in cleanliness,