A fresh lease of life for Hayes town
A BIG high five to those responsible for finally realising that Hayes town didn’t die when EMI left and now slowly but surely the area is living again.
Once the main area is opened again to traffic maybe some upmarket shops may appear, tempted in by the multitude of what look like upmarket flats being built, because I am really getting sick of chicken/pound and betting shops as I am sure everyone is.
I would like a little more effort made to rid the main town area of the beggars and those with substance abuse problems who seem to gravitate to the area, and the situation is made worse by shopkeepers selling alcohol to people who are already drunk, well meaning people giving them money
to get more alcohol or drugs, shops that don’t make them move from the frontage of their premises and of course us the public, not reporting them every time we are asked for money or are verbally abused by them. If you report them to the police they will have to do something.
Hayes has always had its detractors but if you listen to most of the gripes these days there is always a nasty undercurrent of racism, which one expects will get worse once the local elections are on the horizon.
What the detractors fail to comprehend is that many of us Hayesites actually enjoy living in such an ethnically diverse area, so maybe the detractors are jealous because they are incapable of making friends. Their loss.
Welcome back Hayes Town. Mary Hyde via email