Depressed by shabby station
I WAS pleased to read your recent piece highlighting the scruffy state of Hillingdon station (Gazette, Sept 9).
As a north Hillingdon resident who uses the station virtually every day, I am depressed by the shabby peeling paintwork of a once bright and impressive station.
But what adds to the generally poor impression of the station, on approach, is the totally inadequate provision for litter immediately outside, in the bus stop area. There is just one bin provided, close to The Swallow public house, and this is constantly full to overflowing, so that litter is strewn around the path approaching the entrance to the station. I have twice seen rats in the area
Surely the council must realise that the problem could be simply solved by having more bins, or just one much larger bin? Do they even realise that this is a problem mostly of their own making!