THREE cheers for Mr Brough, a man of vision, someone prepared to acknowledge the potential of Hayes and then fight for it [His vision of progress,Hayes Gazette,September 3].
It's wonderful to hear that Hayes will benefit from additional police; that's something we all want, isnt it?
And that this man marvel, who is prepared to knock on doors about Hayes and the lives of Hayes residents until someone listens, is a wel-come relief from most who just ignore the area.
I am glad that racism will be a priority.
Too many people pretend it doesnt happen, but it's all around us and it's a problem that needs to be faced head on, never forgetting that racism is not a one-way street.
Those in high places have ignored Hayes for many years, regarding it as a poor relation of the borough.
Once upon a time,Hayes was the centre of a prosperous music industry,with its residents employed by EMI and other world-renowned industries.
Hayes was a busy and vibrant place to be.The shops were varied and very well used. The downfall of Hayes was the out-of-town retail parks and the move from vinyl to CD.
I hesitate to mention the closure of Hayes Town, but these days it is more congested than ever with drivers looking for parking spaces. If only Mr Brough could sort that problem out!
You never know, with a little bit of imagination,Hayes could become somewhere all the residents are proud to live.
I think it is also worth noting that this man is the chair of this part-nership because he wants to be,not because he is getting paid.
There are good people left.
Chatsworth Road, Hayes.