I thought I should write to the Chronicle just to say I agree entirely with the issues mentioned by Ian Westol in your letters' page (Give people an inch and they take a mile, December 11).
Having lived in Hounslow West for the past 37 years I have noticed over the past couple of years a blind eye attitude which seems to have been adopted regarding not only parking but other socalled highway regulations and bylaws.
There are many instances, particularly in some side roads, where inconsiderate parking is commonplace. I realise there has to be access for emergency vehicles, but nevertheless some park so far onto the pavement that mothers with prams and pushchairs have to go out into the road, which has been the case on several occasions with my own grandchildren.
At the end of the day footpaths are for pedestrians. I have reported this two or three times to passing wardens, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.Another issue is the countless front gardens across the borough which have driveways but no crossovers, again it is an offence to cross the pavement to park.
Now onto cycles. I have lost count how many people (not young children) but adults, I see riding on the path, some of whom expect you to move aside, not to mention cycles without lights, both of which are offences.
Back in the summer I was walking across by Bell Road when an adult male cycled on the path past the old Safeway store virtually running over the feet of a Community Support Officer, who took no notice whatsoever.
On a different issue, Beaversfield Park, I heard mention last year about problems with drug addicts/drunks etc spending the night there.
Well the answer is plain and simple - lock the gates at dusk and bring back park keepers. Perhaps then you would not have all the other associated offences which take place daily in the parks ie riding cycles and dogs which should be on leads.
Again it was back in the summer when a motorcyclist rode in from Ravensdale Road right round to the children's play area. Are there any such things as bylaws anymore?
BARRY RAYMOND Beavers Lane, Hounslow.