Over the years I have been concerned with the gradual decline of Eastcote High Street, more significantly the last few years, to the point, I feel, of no return.
The very tight band of parking restrictions is one of the latest, near-final nails in the coffin.
No foresight has been given to the employer or employees as to where they are to park without incurring substantial parking fees.
An additional £40 plus a month is a lot of money to find in these already difficult times.
Some home owners, I agree, would like to see cars banned from the streets until 6pm, but when retail dies, what are they left with?: pubs wine bars, take aways, most open until 1am and are not fully policed because of a lack of resources.
The above is now seriously beginning to happen, and will cause considerable damage to the high street which over the last few years is quite visible for all to see.
As a trader I think it is important that the demise of the local high street must not be allowed to happen, and more support from the authorities must be forthcoming if we are to survive at all.
chairman, Eastcote Association, Field End Road, Eastcote.