Green Flags fly­ing evenly in bor­ough

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - LES­LEY CROWCROFT Chair­man of Eastcote Con­ser­va­tion Area

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.hilling­ 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.

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