‘Tooth­less’ ac­tion on beds in sheds

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - BRIAN DUFFY Goshawk Gar­dens Hayes

I SYM­PA­THISE with Mr Romero in last week’s Gazette over his is­sue with sheds and beds.

I have tried for years to bring this im­por­tant is­sue to the coun­cil, but even af­ter an ar­ti­cle that was in the Gazette where I was in­ter­viewed and brought this mat­ter up with aerial photos of this prob­lem, noth­ing has been done.

The coun­cil are quick at self pro­mot­ing in their pub­li­ca­tion about how good they are do­ing when they pull one or two down, sug­gest they go on Google maps and zoom in on the bor­ough, there are hun­dreds of them.

I too have had a prob­lem with an illegal build near me, the per­pe­tra­tor was or­dered to take it down three years ago by the coun­cil – it is still there, mak­ing coun­cil en­force­ment a tooth­less dog.

Could it be that the more af­flu­ent ar­eas where the LBH cab­i­net mem­bers live do not have this prob­lem on their doorstep, so are less in­ter­ested in it?

I sug­gest the Gazette re­it­er­ates its ar­ti­cle last week on the sur­vey where we came near top of the list of bad bor­oughs, and coun­cil leader Ray Pud­di­foot dis­missed it as “silly”.

Get out of your plush of­fice and take a real look at the build­ing site that is the south of the bor­ough Mr Pud­di­foot.

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