Apologies for dragging this thread up, I've been looking into the area with the intention to buy but have only visited once. During this visit I did not notice what I now understand to be the infamous "Hackbridge Stink". So far much of my research has suggested that this is a good area with reasonably priced property and good transport links thanks to the station but this odor does concern me.
It seems there is a vibrant community here and the presence of this network site further credits that I should be considering Hackbridge but I was hoping to hear from the residents as to exactly how bad the pong is? Do you notice it day to day? Is it awful on hot days when you need the windows open? Are there roads in Hackbridge which have it particularly bad?
Thanks in advance to everyone who can get in touch,
This is a very late reply but I have been told the that locals can report the Hackbridge Pong whenever it rears it pongy head(!) to:
0845 920 0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line 'Beddington STW'
The smell only happens only when the wind is from the east. As most uk weather comes in from the west you will only be bothered by this issue a few days per year.
There is without doubt a smell - its too frequent.