Coun­cil­lors’ work much ap­pre­ci­ated

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - MARY HYDE Hayes ANN RIX Hilling­don Nat­u­ral His­tory So­ci­ety JOAN MULK­ER­RINS Via email

I AM so pleased that Janet Gard­ner clar­i­fied for the in­di­vid­ual from Es­sex ex­actly what the lo­cal Hayes coun­cil­lors do (Gazette, Feb 3) – it’s a task the coun­cil­lors need prais­ing for.

Those of us who live in the area see them out and about do­ing what they were elected to do, re­port­ing prob­lems and try­ing to rec­tify things.

It’s hardly their fault if the Tory run coun­cil is a lit­tle bit slow in get­ting things done.

I have yet to see some of the things the Es­sex­ite moaned about, but then if you are in­tent on find­ing fault, if you look un­der a rock or a cliff you will find all kinds of dirt.

Three cheers for the Hayes coun­cil­lors, keep up the good and ap­pre­ci­ated work. nar­row bridge over the Frays River has not been used or main­tained for years.

Should the pro­posal for the HS2 haul road be sited along this line as re­quested by Ick­en­ham res­i­dents and the golf club mem­bers, the en­tire habi­tat of the glow worm colony will be cov­ered by con­crete. There is no pos­si­bil­ity of translo­cat­ing th­ese in­sects which have com­plex needs.

Hilling­don Nat­u­ral His­tory So­ci­ety have worked for many years to main­tain this es­sen­tial habi­tat for the ben­e­fit of un­com­mon species in­clud­ing wa­ter voles, lesser teasel and slow worms, as well as the glow worms.

The so­ci­ety there­fore op­poses this sug­gested change of lo­ca­tion for the Haul Road. road out­side their houses. They live near a school, so what do they ex­pect?

When th­ese res­i­dents go to work, where do some of them park? Out­side some­one else’s house no doubt!

Most par­ents work and would not be able to col­lect their chil­dren in time us­ing pub­lic trans­port.

Why did the coun­cil ex­tend the school with­out pro­vid­ing ad­e­quate par­ent park­ing?

They could have used some of the play­ing field for par­ent park­ing in their ex­pan­sion plans.

Traf­fic wardens are go­ing to be busy – more cash for the kitty!

Enough is enough, soon there will be nowhere to park!


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