I registered on the waiting list for a council garage with Southwark maybe 5 years ago.
I registered online. I remember getting at least one email in that time asking if I was still interested which I replied to. Once in a while I re-send a request online or send an email, and I did move to a different bit of the borough a couple of years ago so maybe that reset the clock.
I'm now in the Abbey Street/Jamaica Road end of the borough, I can imagine the garages would be popular here but I don't know - Is the waiting list really this long? Not heard anything from the council for a long time, so interested in other's experiences. How long did you wait? Is it likely they still have my name in a queue, or more likely they forgot about me?