Road made ugly by tree destruction
REGARDING your front page on the trees being chopped down from the side of the canal (Gazette, February 17) I have noticed this is not the only sneaky tree clearances occurring in Hillingdon and Harrow.
I have lived in South Harrow for over 40 years. One of my many pleasures is travelling along Eastcote Lane between South Harrow and South Ruislip.
Many, many of the beautiful trees burst out in blossom every spring and all through the summer they are all a beautiful dull red colour.
Not any more. All have been chopped down to the base. It upsets me so much that I have to take a detour so as not travel along such an ugly road. It was so unnecessary. So far we have witnessed tree destruction twice in Hillingdon and also the savage destruction of a complete street of trees in Harrow recently. How many more?
This goes to the top. Councils have decided to cut back on tree pruning so have decided to remove them all together. Centre was with a local interfaith worker to meet the community leaders there with a view to fostering relations in our common goal to defeat extremism. The issue with the rubbish was raised with me as a side issue by some of the worshippers as I previously stated.
My original letter was actually in support of a visitor to the area who pointed out the rubbish problem, with Cllr Gardiner replying to her in a particularly brusque manner – Ground in chewing gum is not something that has been removed and replaced with more within days, it is clearly aged. You mention that the Centre is not in Cllr Gardner’s ward but she replied to the letter and therefore I addressed her in mine - Botwell Lane is and was also mentioned in the original letter published in The Gazette.
You are quite right that Crown Walk is not in Hayes, but Crown Close – which I was referring to – is and the rubbish there is also clearly old and has been an ongoing problem for some time.
Pointing out issues that need to be addressed is not ‘attempting to trash the reputation of a councillor’ but pointing out that trash is a problem in Hayes Town that our council and the elected representatives need to take seriously and try and rectify to ensure a better environment for us all.
It is a pity that the unnamed author seems more interested in playing politics than in the real issues that affect our community