Town is nothing like it used to be
I WOULD like to respond to Cllr Janet Gardner’s letter published on May 25, 2016.
Clearly Ms Gardner does not live in Hayes Town and appears to live through rose coloured glasses. Hayes Town is nothing like the town it was.
There are no shops that I can shop at anymore as all the ones geared to English people are gone.
I cannot buy food, clothes, or any thing I need.
The town is full of violent crime, drug dealing, noise, crowds loitering until the wee hours of the morning, and is not safe to walk in at night.
Numerous times I have called police and the council and they do nothing. Why should I and others lose sleep due to disrespectful people loitering and yelling, using foul language, smoking and dealing drugs and fearing for my safety?
I would suggest Ms Gardner move into the Town for a month and then make comments. I guarantee the rose coloured glasses and deluded attitude would vanish.
If I open my door to tell these rude people to be quiet at 2am I would either be seriously harmed or police would attend to say I am racist. The cafes have tables and chairs out until 3 am. This just encourages the criminals to hang out and make nuisances of themselves.
I would also like to know whose bright idea it was to put benches all over the place. Mount Road/ Coldharbour Lane is a nightmare.
I am terrified and can never sleep due to this disruptive behaviour. Perhaps Cllr Gardner should be addressing the real problems in Hayes, instead of portraying it to be a nice place.
Rubbish bins should be provided to all residents with lockable lids, as rats are rampant due to unhygienic practices of some individuals. Time to take off the rose coloured goggles.