IT'S pleasing to see that Mr David Brough was not put off his task of dragging Hayes back from the twilight zone by some of the negative comments published in previous letters.

I saw a letter a week or so ago from someone complaining about Hayes Town who actually lived in Harlington.

My response to the author of that is: if you don't like what you see in Hayes, avoid it.

We live in an area brimming with different communities and cultures, and I was lucky enough to attend an event at the town hall in Uxbridge a couple of months ago organised by the connecting communities.

It was fantastic, with everyone enjoying a vast range of music, dancing and cultural information from a variey of groups.

Perhaps the next event should be organised to take place in Hayes.

I am confident that the leaders of all the faiths and cultures could get together to make this happen.

Could I ask Mr Brough, through this letter, to see if he can somehow encourage the people in Hayes to stop throwing litter?

Maybe the community police could impose on-the-spot fines?

The reduction in litter would be a great start to the improvement of Hayes Town. I would also humbly suggest that shopkeepers who throw their rubbish into the street in the evening should also be fined, and that those who insist on taking over a large percentage of the pavement with their produce be encouraged not to do so.

Having been working in Ruislip recently, I saw more street sweepers out and about removing litter in one day than I have ever seen in a week in Hayes.

A regular street clean at the end of the trading day in Hayes Town would be a start, and a good old clean-up on the weekends.


Botwell Lane, Hayes.