I took a look around the open space in Hanworth Park on Thursday and returned this morning (this time without leaflets). I am thrilled to bits by what I see as it is yet another demonstration of turnaround. The West Area, especially open spaces in the Hanworth Park ward, suffered the greatest from maintenance cuts imposed by the previous administration. It was always going to take a while to turn things around. Item 10 (question) of this was tabled towards the end of 2007. All of the Conservative Councillors in Feltham have been pushing for improvements and I really believe that these have been delivered – with more improvements on the way.
Here are some pictures from this morning:
The biggest complaint in the past was regarding the lack of grass cutting. I have not seen such complaints or problems for quite some time – well done Cllrs Lee, Stewart, Jabbal & Williams on the political front and to the team who have delivered the improvements on the ground. The extra £2 million in increased maintenance would not have been possible had the administration not introduced a more commercial approach towards managing finance & resources.
I got talking to one lady who was walking her dogs and we agreed how great things were. She was from Sunbury and I was glad that she has made such a great choice to visit Hanworth Park so regularly. It is a stunning open space.