I WRITE in response to the letter in The Gazette dated March 27, in reference to The Windmill pub being responsible for anti-social behaviour in Grove Road.
The original article described the pavement outside the pub as 'being like an ashtray'.
I contend that this statement is completely untrue.
Having previously lived in Acton, and still using The Windmill since moving, I have seen, with my own eyes, the staff from The Windmill cleaning the surrounding area.
The exterior is always clean and well presented.
The campaigners wrote of rows and rows of beer cans left on walls and, as the writer of the letter on March 27 quite rightly said, The Windmill does not sell beer in cans.
I only hope that all aspects of these complaints are being fully investigated as there could be consequences for this family-run business.
Grove Road is the main thorough-fare for people who wish to get from High Street, Acton to Churchfield Road and, common-sense prevailing, these people are more than likely not connected in any way with The Windmill.
The article quite rightly stated that individuals on public highways are responsible for their own actions and I am sure other venues in the vicinity are more likely to be responsible for this anti-social behaviour late at night, as their licences are until somewhat later times than The Windmill.
Previously, the venue that houses one of them has caused untold problems due to late-night drinking, followed by fights spilling out onto the street, particularly along Grove Road.
The appearance of another venue is a very telling story, with smashed windows which have not been replaced for weeks on end.
There is also a pub where the customers drink on the street, swigging from their glasses on the main public road.
Greenford via email