We’re turning into Yuck Avenue
PERHAPS council member Janet Gardner might like to take a trip down York Avenue, Hayes, and the surrounding area.
Down here, residents take flytipping to the letter of the law (apart from the moron who decided to abandon his car for three months, now outside the front of our house).
They don’t leave their rubbish in the road, but let it stack up in the front gardens where it becomes a breeding ground for all sorts of vermin, rather than take it to the dump, or pay to have it taken away.
Perhaps Hillingdon Council might even consider renaming the road to ‘Yuck’ Avenue. pre-war and early post-war years I have great memories of the days when the wonderful old wooden rowing boats could be hired from there for half an hour and were very popular.
Memories of rowing out to the middle of the reservoir, wondering if you would spot the huge pike that supposedly resided below the surface. All too soon came the bellowed call from the boathouse ‘Come in number 9’ or, after a pause, ‘Are you in trouble number 6?’ Happy Memories.