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Charlton dad's three year wait for Greenwich Council action on mould and damp
A DAD-OF-FOUR has been waiting three years for Greenwich Council to sort out damp and mould which is spreading "like a cancer" through his house.
News Shopper highlighted Scott Moreland's problem all the way back in February 2011 but, despite council assurances, the damp is still there and, he claims, is making his young daughters unwell.
Mr Moreland, 29, of Wolfe Crescent, Charlton, said: "After the News Shopper article they filled a hole in the wall but did nothing to sort the problem out.
"The mould is going from room to room, spreading like a disease, like a cancer.
"The house just doesn't hold heat, it's damp - even the stairway carpet's damp."
In desperation, Mr Moreland tried calling council-run propaganda freesheet Greenwich Time about the problem, but claims they hung up on him.
He said: "As soon as I said what the problem was, the phone went dead.
"They didn't want to know."
A Greenwich Council spokesman said: "The Royal Borough acknowledges that Mr Moreland’s home has been affected by dampness and have been working with him to identify the cause.
"During our most recent inspection on December 14 Mr Moreland advised he did not want any works undertaken until the New Year.
"The latest information received does appear to show that the situation has worsened since then and we have contacted Mr Moreland to arrange for an inspection to be undertaken by a senior manager on the afternoon of January 7."