Regarding January edition of Hounslow Matters: Council to plant 1,000 new trees to enhance local environment.
What a grim laugh.
It does not maintain the trees and shrubberies it's responsible for now.
Brabazon Road and Cranford Lane have extensive shrub and tree areas.
Richard Mayhew-Smith did an article for the Chronicle when I highlighted the non-existent maintenance and flytipping in these one-time landscape areas a few years ago.
It was only when I complained to the Ombudsmen at Millbank Tower that the area was maintained.
Furthermore, my complaint, which was a simple request for maintenance to this area, was only partially acknowledged to be justified. Unbelievable!
The areas, trees and shrubberies have not been cut back since.
And now, conveniently, the housing department wants to build more social housing on these areas.
It would certainly save maintenance, wouldn't it?
Otherwise, dig out Richard Mayhew-Smith's articles, or have a look at the area for yourself.
Also, the borough has a lot of parks with trees. What about Gunnersbury Park?
That needs a lot of care and attention already. There is flytipping everywhere - why not spend money tackling that? 1,000 trees are not what I voted for.
MRS P TOWILL Armytage Road, Heston.