We’re turn­ing into Yuck Av­enue

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - PETE WIL­LIAMS York Av­enue Hayes KEITH D HAY­WARD Pinn Way Ruislip

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.

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