THANKS to Tara Brady and David Baker for their interest in ensuring that developers and tree butchers are not left to operate unnoticed.
Your article highlights wrongdoing and shows that with the help of the press and council staff that wrongdoers will be brought in front of the judiciary.
While the fine of Karl Danecker was about £4,000 and Village Homes was £3,500 two weeks earlier,is in terms of their expected profit (if Village Homes win the appeal to develop the plot on Eastglade and the area behind, quite small, it is important that blatant law breaking is reported).
Save Pinner Gardens has reported 12 incidents of odd occurrences to Pinner police.The police and council cannot act if we as Pinner residents do not report infringements.
The local police care. The local council officials care. Paul Osborne who is my councilor has shown he cares. Whatever the out-come from the public enquiry in connection with Eastglade and Woodpeckers in October will be, we implore all residents to sit up and look out for the bully developers and their advisers who all because they put things in writing in glossy presentations manipulate the facts to suit their and their clients financial purposes. They must not be allowed to adopt bully tactics to intimidate local residents who are not rich, not adept on planning issues and not aware of legal minutiae.
Stand up and remember Mark Twain's words: 'There are lies, damned lies and statistics'. Everything needs to be questioned and it is down to us residents to question everything that developers and their advisers do with vigour to ensure that the right questions are highlighted to the relevant interested parties.
Save Pinner Gardens have highlighted inaccuracies by both Village Homes and their advisers and you will be able to do the same.Good luck to all residents who want to ensure that Pinner is developed in keeping with the area.
LINDA R LUCAS, Eastglade, Pinner.