MR TANNER'S sentiments regarding the beauty of this wonderful park land cannot be denied (Coach house has been ideal for club, Letters, March 24).
However, he has been greatly misled regarding the role played by the Eastcote Billiards and Snooker Club in caring for the stables.
Research has shown that the building known as the Coach House was in fact the stables. The coach house was demolished with Eastcote House in the 1960s.
For many decades, the club has been responsible for the repairs to the building, but their contribution in this area has been negligible.
Funding for repairs in the past came mainly from Hillingdon Council, with a contribution from the club, or from outside benefactors.
Visitors to the stables who came to take part in the consultation on March 20-21 were appalled at the state of the interior.
The consultation is designed to give everyone a say in the future of the stables in a democratic fashion. What can be more democratic than public use of this precious building?
LESLEY CROWCROFT Chairman, Friends of Eastcote House Gardens