Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Special Fatberg?


For those who have missed our beloved set of temporary traffic lights, they are back on the scene again and stopping traffic on Cheam Common Road. The job they are there to help facilitate is the clearing of a blocked drain.

Apparently this is one stubborn blockage. There have poked it and rodded it (same thing I think) and sent a camera up and all to no avail. They are now going to have to dig up the road and find out if it's a particularly special fatberg or even a drain collapse. This is only the exploration phase so once fixing is included in the equation is could be like this for a week. Welcome back to the Worcester Park of old...


27 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

WP newbie said...

There has been a set in Lindsay Road as well, while a new house build is being completed.

Gino said...

Work that needs to be completed .
What's the drama?
It goes on the world over.
How about reporting the work that needs to be done on derelict shops in W.P

Puzzled said...

I find the logic of your post impenetrable Gino.

Gino said...

People working to solve an issue( good).
People neglecting property (bad).
Negative reporting is best suited to negative issues .

Guest said...

Personally, I find the logic of Sutton Council spending £2.3 million on Worcester Park High Street & North Cheam, (explicitly to attract trade to the High Street), to result in more empty shops than before and a less accessible car park 'impenetrable'.

Almost 90% of us think the £2.3m spend up made no difference or made it worse, but it seems Sutton Council have impenetrable accountability for the waste of £2.3 million, so I guess it doesn't matter.

Gino said...

Well said!
Some of the empty shops look terrible ,particularly the old Barn Glass site at the end of the road that I live ,empty flats above shops too ,housing crises? Who owns these properties ?

Puzzled said...

So does all of that, much of which I agree with, mean that the blog shouldn't mention the roadworks? That's what Gino appears to be getting at.

Puzzled said...

I didn't read the original post as negative reporting. I read it as useful information posted in a slightly wry way. That's what the blog is good at.

Puzzled said...

Careful WP newbie, Gino might accuse you of being negatve :-)

Gino said...

It means that the report is a negative one .
The usual NUJ tripe ,make something out of nothing thus diverting people thoughts away from the real issues .
How about The Libs statement ,their plans for Sutton issued by Councillor Dombey (Dombrowski) ? And who is the new Mayor ?

Gino said...

Sorry to all the traffic light spotters .

Gino said...

Welcome back to the Worcester Park of old?
How long have you lived in W.P?

Puzzled said...

This is a blog for Worcester Park. This is original post is Worcester Park news. Let's have the other information you suggest too if someone wants to post it, but the two aren't mutually exclusive. You could start your own blog if you don't like this one Gino.

vindi said...

1944 bomb blog

Guest D said...

I personally took this to be a wry allusion to the nightmare of the the utility companies digging up Central Road and Malden Road for what seemed like a decade but was probably only 6 months

Gino said...

What I like is factual relevant reporting .
I particularly like the positive events and activities that take part in W.P.
The same old wry /snide reports are not of use to the people that live in W.P.
I would start a blog if I had the time .

AlanRogers1 said...

Why do you read this blog then if you don't like its humour? Perhaps you should look at the Sutton Guardian site instead. If you spent half the time you spend on here doing your own blogit would be a fulsome tome.

AlanRogers1 said...

Dear Worcester Park Blog. Thanks for posting this news item. The wry element in the reporting is what a lot of people like about this blog. Keep up the good work!

Gino said...

All the traffic lights are working in W.P.

AlanRogers1 said...

Thank you for the helpful reply.

Dave said...

Assuming "Gino" is Gino Marotta (Conservative), and not a troll, his postings on this thread alone go a long way towards explaining why he didn't get elected.

Dave said...

1) There is no "Worcester Park High Street" - if you want to call Central Road "a high street" fair enough, but "High Street" it is not.

2) "Almost 90% of us think" - really? How do you know?

Gino said...

Or your humour is selective .
My parents gave me all the encouragement that I need.

Gino said...

Assuming that you cared to vote.
Perhaps you have theory as why other candidates were not elected .

Guest D said...

I have a theory as to why candidates didn't get elected, they got less votes than those who did. Simple.


As to why individuals didn't get elected that is much more complex, it is also interesting when there are three candidates representing a party as to why there can be such a range of votes. Perhaps more people than I thought do what I do and vote for the person not the party?

Gino said...

That is commendable .
Why didn't you get elected ,do have a theory for that too?

Guest said...

"How do you know?"... Dave, those of us who take a deeper interest in Worcester Park High Street than its spelling are keenly aware that Sutton Council attempted to conduct a survey to offset the widespread view that the Sutton OLF had effectively thrown £2.3 million down a public toilet...

So, Sutton Council wrote the questions, Sutton Council tried to word the survey to prompt positive responses and Sutton Council marked the answers. And Sutton Council even tried to maximise the support by offering not just responses of 'agree' and 'disagree', but adding the centre 'agree somewhat' option as the middle, default response...

But try as Sutton Council might, when asked if the squandered £2.3 million had encouraged respondents to visit Worcester Park, 89% failed to respond to the question favourably. However, Sutton Council's OLF Shambles Team have come up with the theory that what respondents actually meant was that they already visit Worcester Park High Street so often, that they can't possibly visit more often - so the streets must be packed! ...

On the plus side, the Sutton Outer London Fund's "Business Enterprise Manager" (who thought spending £1,000s on graffiti and breaking the glass in Victoria House was such a success) has thankfully resigned. Perhaps others have the good sense to follow, before Boris Johnson finds out what happened to all the money?

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