Don’t use garages as dumping ground
THERE seems to be a growing problem with people using the access roads to garages as dumping grounds.
Currently in Oakleigh Road a lot of the access is unusable due to poor maintenance.
Many years ago a spate of vandalism to vehicles and garage thefts led to security gates being installed. This made the rear access private causeways.
Each house is entitled to use these access roads and must maintain their part of the access road from their two fence boundaries to the middle of the access road.
Many tenants, estate managers and owners may not be aware of their obligation to maintain the access.
As neighbours we all have to look out for each other.
Please look outside your garage into the alley and ask yourself if this is acceptable and the reason why there is a plague of rats and other pests.
Would you want your kids playing in your garden knowing what’s out there?
We have a right to get to our garages unhindered. Any damage caused to our vehicles by overgrown plants or other rubbish can be claimed off the homeowner, as can compensation for the loss of access.
If you fail to pay, charges can also be placed on the property which will make them hard to sell! Clean it up!
February 3) to the letter from the previous week concerning the state of Hayes Town.
She states that every reported issue is remedied within days.
If so, why is the chewing gum that was mentioned in the original letter ingrained and obviously very old around the top of Pump Lane and Botwell Lane?
I visited the Islamic Centre, in Pump Lane, a few weeks ago and the issue was mentioned to me by some of the worshippers there and they were concerned that it was being walked in to the foyer.
Likewise, the rubbish and evidence of homeless people in Crown Walk has been there for some time which, as a councillor who claims to do her ward rounds ‘almost daily’, she must surely be aware of.
The local residents, organised by
David Brough, frequently do clear ups in the area for which they deserve credit, but they are fighting a losing battle when the council has cut the maintenance team at Harlington Road from more than 50 to just over 20.
Rather than claiming that the remarks in the original letter were ‘hurtful and inaccurate’, I feel that Cllr Gardner would be better served by acknowledging the situation and working with local residents and organisations to try and improve the environment for the citizens of Hayes.
If she fails to do so then I would urge those residents to vote her out at the next election and elect a new councillor who is prepared to recognise the issues and act on them.