About this time of year every year I find myself writing to your letters page regarding the state of Hanworth Air Park.
I thought I would not have to this year, because when the Tory council won the Hanworth Park ward at the local elections last year they promised they would look after the park so local people had an open space where they could take their children to play, or just relax, if we ever get any sunshine!
However the situation has become even worse this year. We are only at the end of May and the grass is already at waist height. This is now becoming a joke. Are any of the other parks in the borough left to become a waste land every year?
Money has been spent planting trees around the edge of Elmwood Avenue and across the path that links the two sides of Hanworth which will look very nice if they are left to grow and not ripped out of the ground by those who think it is funny to smash bottles all over the playground next to the church.
Why can we not have the grass cut?
This is a park for the people of Hanworth to enjoy. I have lived in Hanworth all my life and when I was a kid I spent most of the summer in the park.
How can we let our children play in the park?
Once they are in there we can't even see them?
The only parts of the park that are usable are the sports pitches. Feltham Rugby Club have to pay to have their pitch cut, and Bedfont Green youth football club pitches are cut by volunteers, one of which is myself because we could not afford to pay the council to maintain them.
Since old Reg the park keeper was got rid of a few years ago due to cut backs, the whole park has fallen into a state, with rubbish every where, bent and twisted rugby posts dumped in the wooded area in the middle of the park where they have been driven into by joyriders.
I hope that one day we will get our park back, and I hope that somebody will read this and explain to the people of Hanworth Park why we can't have the grass cut, and have some of the gangs of cleaners that walk the streets in the park for a day to clean it up.
CHRIS WHITTART Elmgate Avenue, Hanworth.