Council is simply disgracefully incompetent and totally neglectful of the north of the borough.
Once again there was no dry way into Abbey Wood station this morning. The constant stream of commuters descending the Gayton Road stairs was confronted by the flood that blocks the end of Gayton Road after every spell of rain, not that there was a great deal in Abbey Wood yesterday, just enough drizzly stuff to be a nuisance. I heard of downpours not far away but managed to do all my business locally without actually using the umbrella.
As stated many times before, this perpetual flood has been a feature of Gayton Road where it joins Wilton Road for all of the 29 years I have lived nearby and it really is about time the useless Bexley Council fixed it.
The water laps the doorsteps of the nearest houses and has been in the shops on occasions but Bexley Council does nothing. Can you imagine that happening if it was Bexleyheath station that became an island?
Maybe the £6 million of public realm work allocated to the station area for the Crossrail improvement will sort it out, but probably not if some serious underground work is not taken on by Bexley Council first.
Photos 2 and 5 by Brian Barnett.