De­pressed by shabby sta­tion

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - AN­DREW KENT Re­gent Av­enue Hilling­don

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!

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