The traders in Isleworth who are complaining that they are not allowed to obstruct the highway should take heed from the threat by Hounslow Council regarding fines.
I have recently successfully campaigned to claim back the pavements in Hounslow West from the numerous shopkeepers who decided that a shop was not enough for them.
Some of the shopkeepers were warned on numerous occasions and eventually were hit with quite substantial fines, as this newspaper reported a few months ago.
The area is now much safer and cleaner for pedestrians, who incidentally pay council tax for the upkeep of the pavement and subsequent safe use.
BILL GALLUP Lela Avenue, Hounslow West.