The council run by Labour was worse Mr Kad. I refer to ex-councillor Parmod Kad's letter
'This Tory council is letting us down' (Chronicle, December 4) and being a local resident of Cranford like Mr Kad, I feel I cannot resist the urge of refuting him.
In his article, Mr Kad was trying to criticise the way the Conservatives administration is running Hounslow Borough Council.
This, I find to be not at all surprising due to his known political affiliation to the Labour party, but what I find beyond comprehension is that he seems to forget that the Conservatives took over this administration from the Labour party just over two years ago, inheriting a borough in which there was so much to do to reverse the 'wrongs' left or created by its predecessor.
Some examples are: unrepaired pavements, roads full of potholes, improperly lit streets, abandoned parks, some building constructions or home improvements carried out outside planning regulations and some unsightly outbuildings in some back gardens.
In the same article, he also refers to Cllr Bowen as the 'Tory wannabe MP'. To me that sounds as if he were envious of the latter. I would like to remind Mr Kad that Cllr Bowen is the 'chosen' Tory candidate duly selected through a democratic process for the next general election and not a 'wannabe' one as he called him.
Under the Labour administration, we had seen several unsightly over-developments in the borough, the invasion of our local parks by scram-blers (illegal motorbiking) and in Cranford itself, where Mr Kad was the local borough councillor, the loss of the Meadowbank Centre.
We have to remember that under the current Conservative administration, we have all enjoyed the benefit of zero-rise council taxes for two consecutive years. This must have come greatly handy today to 'this hard-working community' which Mr Kad seems to so much care about, especially during the current financial turmoil and when the credit crunch is biting so hard.
He was a councillor himself but not anymore. I wonder why?
SHAFICK EMMAMBOKUS Sheepcote Close, Cranford.