Shocked by filthy state of Hayes
I AM a resident of a small Essex town and recently visited Hayes.
I was shocked to the core at the general appearance and filthiness of this town.
On arrival I was greeted with the sight of a rat running in front of my car whilst driving into a town centre car park.
But what struck me the most was the pavement which was literally a mass of spat out chewing gum. Astonishingly there were high concentrations of the stuff around litter bins too.
Then I saw in the hedges behind some town centre buildings obvious evidence of homelessness with discarded litter, old pillows and bits of cloth hanging from branches.
The whole scene, were it not for the presence of people, had a post apocalyptic appearance.
I understand Hayes is under the control of a Tory council but with a number of Labour councillors locally and the local MP is Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.
Obviously neither of these political entities are capable of providing good governance for this area, are guilty of gross incompetence and neglect and are singularly unfit for purpose.
I hope the people of Hayes and surrounding area will show their disgust at the ballot box in the next local and general elections.