I SEE that Hillingdon council are inviting the residents of Hillingdon to tell them what they would like to see built on the RAF site in Uxbridge when it is vacated by the RAF some time in the not too far distant future.
At the council question and answer meeting held at the Ruislip Academy on July 24 this year I put the following suggestion to council leader Ray Puddifoot:
"That a new hospital should be built on the ex-RAF site at Uxbridge and the old Hillingdon Hospital should be demolished."
And by the sound of the applause from the audience that followed my suggestion, which incidently was one of the few propsals to recieve any such ovation, it was quite obvious that there was a great deal of support for my suggestion.
Cllr Puddifoot, however, did not answer my question, he just batted it aside saying that "this was purely a matter for the Primary Care Trust", an answer that I felt was completely unsatisfactory, given the level of support that this suggestion seemed to have with the audience.
Furthermore, I can't imagine anything of this nature even reaching a dicussion stage without the council's involvement.
Now that Hillingdon Council are actively seeking residents' opinions as to what should be built on this soon-to-be ex-RAF site, through your publication I would like to put my suggestion to a wider audience, with the addition that if this suggestion were to be taken up, cheap affordable homes could then be built on the vacated Hillingdon Hospital site.
I am putting my suggestion to a wider audience, because I feel this is one of the bigger issues.
Royal Crescent South Ruislip