A woman is worried about the impact gas pipeline works are having on a nature reserve and the environment.
Teresa Angeletta of Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, says work at the end of her road has driven wildlife away from The Green-way conservation area.
The work by National Grid is on part of an 18km pipeline between Harefield and Southall.
Ms Angeletta said: "We normally see wildlife there. Usually there are a lot of birds, rabbits and foxes but now there is nothing.
"It's upsetting - I know the work has to be done but this used to be a nice area, and this is just spoiling everything.
"We've been told these works are going to be carried out for another year which means we can't enjoy the area in the summer."
A spokesperson for National Grid, said: "This work is being carried out to meet the gas demand in the west London area. "We have worked with an independent ecologist and we undertook a full environmental impact assessment of the entire route.
"As a result, there will be minimal impact on the environment."
The route of the pipeline also passes close to the Fray's Farm Meadow Site of Special Scientific Importance, close to Denham Lock in the north of the borough.
The view from the meadows has been spoiled, for now, by the digging of the giant trench to take the pipeline, and by sections of pipe still lying in nearby fields, but contractors still have time to clear up and restore the land to its former state.