AFTER returning from holiday and catching up with The Gazette, I was dismayed to discover an article displaying the headline that 'rowdy tipplers' had been calling the good name of one of Acton's oldest, most reputable public houses into disrepute.
As I read on, the article claimed that disruption by drunken revellers led a number of people to make complaints.
I have frequented this establishment for almost three decades.
Having joined the Prison Service 25 years ago I found this a relaxing and safe place in which to socialise and enjoy good food, in comparison to other pubs and venues where myself and colleagues have been verbally abused or physically attacked.
It is a welcoming place to go and, when appropriate, it has a great familyorientated atmosphere.
This is a reflection of the management's commitment to professionalism and dedication, when exercising their duties as licensees.
I am sure that any reasonable person living/purchasing a property, in London, this close to a main road, would expect a certain element of noise pollution.
Therefore the behaviour of these socalled rowdy revellers cannot be the sole responsibility of decent hard-working clientele.
The neighbours, it would appear, are making assumptions as to where these people have been socialising during the evening.
I have never witnessed any disruption in this area that was attributable to The Windmill.
When there are functions in The Windmill, security staff are present on the door.
There is also a visible and proactive management presence at the pub, another display of good business acumen by the proprietors.
Bromyard Avenue Acton