Is open door the answer, seriously?
WITH all due respect to your correspondent Mr A Boff who urges the UK to take in more refugees (Gazette Letters September 16), I quote the well known tennis player “you cannot be serious?”.
German chancellor Angela Merkel’s open arms policy is in the light of recent events being bitterly regretted now – a case of Germanic conscience in the first instance no doubt!
Mr Boff ’s further observations that we in the borough, and indeed the country as a whole should swing wide our doors is another ludicrous remark and worthy of the waste bin.
I consider we in this country have done more than any other to uphold the cause of freedom and welcome.
Once again thank God for the Channel. little has found its way to the boroughs.
At local level, councils like Harrow have their cash strapped – and their powers gagged by central government from protecting cyclists by for instance, prohibiting motorists parking in cycle lanes (as is customary along the Uxbridge Road in Hatch End near the Harrow Arts Centre).
The Infrastructure bill which was passed back in February included provision for cycling initiatives. But so far there has been little evidence of any investment in cycle routes.
Arterial roads like Sheepcote Road or Kenton Road with their wide empty pavements are ideal for cycle paths. But the green asphalt is absent.
Instead, the roads show up routinely on the Air Quality Monitoring map as pollution hot spots, whilst Harrow tops the list for highest rate of diabetes 2 sufferers.