Tag Archives: Thames Water

CPRE tells Mayor Khan to make Farmlands a new public park

Beddington Farmlands, the site of disused 20th-century landfill and sewage works, should be turned into one of 10 new parks for London, according to an environmentalist charity. The Campaign for Preservation of Rural England has picked the wildlife-rich but sometimes … Continue reading

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South Norwood high street suffers Thames Water torture

Long-suffering South Norwood residents have been having to deal with more traffic gridlock in and around the high street, after private utility giant Thames Water broke an undertaking to have a new leakage repaired within a week. A water main … Continue reading

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Latest leak from City Hall: London faces a water crisis

London is facing a water crisis. That’s according to a report from Leonie Cooper, Labour’s spokesperson on the environment at the London Assembly. Running out or Flooded out? warns that London’s changing climate, loss of green space, growing population and … Continue reading

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Damning evidence of lack of any real flooding strategy

It is six weeks since flood alerts were issued to residents in the south of the borough. A local primary school remains closed, the A22 Godstone Road has yet to fully re-open, and some people’s back gardens remained under water … Continue reading

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Army starts work on temporary dam as flooding hits Coulsdon

The worst may be over, but works continue to mop-up after the floods, and to try to reduce the threat of more flooding in the valleys to the south of Croydon. Army engineers were in action again yesterday, constructing a … Continue reading

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Thames Water’s dismal record and their 20% water rate hike

So, apres le deluge… Two weeks since Croydon Council declared a Major Incident around Kenley water treatment works, and a week’s drier weather has enabled the mopping-up process to get underway following the floods in the south of the borough. … Continue reading

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You’re dung for! Coulsdon and Waddon on sludge lorry route

There will be only five more years of stink for north Croydon residents and Purley Way shoppers to suffer when the malodorous winds blow from Beddington sewage farm. That’s the hope that Thames Water officials imparted to two public meetings … Continue reading

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