Our clueless councils are killing residents with toxic air

Sutton, Surrey air quality.

Inside Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After a week of shambles and chaos in neighbouring borough Sutton, with Carshalton Ponds being drained without any advance warning and with Veolia – who are familiar to Croydon residents after years of lacklustre service – missing bin collections and three-hour queues forming around local DIY shops just to collect the newly required containers, NICK MATTEY, pictured right, defies a council gag to warn of a far greater environmental calamity being created – and all using your money to pay for it

There is a definite air quality problem in Sutton and specifically in Worcester Park and Beddington.

In 2010, according to Sutton Council, there were 102 “excess deaths” within Sutton attributable to high levels of fine particulates (PM2.5) pollution and a further 157 deaths attributable to high levels of NO2. That is 259 deaths in total.

Sutton Council has admitted that “the Beddington Lane area, which is…

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