Green Flags flying evenly in borough
IF the writers of ‘Is Hayes the poor relation in borough?’ (Letters, September 24) and ‘Green and pleasant land – in north only’ (Letters, October 1) would follow the link http://www.hillingdon.gov. uk/article/28910/London-in-Bloom2014-winners-announced, they will see there is almost an even split of awards between the north and the south of the borough.
In this year’s new Green Flag Awards, [there were] two for the north and two for the south and out of the overall total of 28 Green Flags in the borough there are more in the south.
If either complainant had attended the Hillingdon Show, they would have seen how many Hillingdon in Bloom awards were given to residents in the south of the borough.
The facts show that all of the parks and open spaces in Hillingdon are treated in the same manner.
Both complainants mentioned litter and spitting. This is the fault of the residents who drop litter and spit.
Some of the towns in the north of the borough have community litter picks, organised by their councillors and residents’ associations, so perhaps the councillors and residents of Hayes could do the same?
Keep Britain Tidy is having a clean up week, ending Saturday, October 18, so contact your ward councillors and ask them to make arrangements for Hayes to take part.
I am sure that you will be willing participants.
Start a new trend in the south; action is needed, not complaining words.