Flood defences and aesthetics

I FIND it hard to believe that a tiny minority of residents choose to criticise the work done on their behalf and protection by the Environment Agency. Possibly the agency has failed in its consultation by not issuing a brochure offering different styles

I FIND it hard to believe that a tiny minority of residents choose to criticise the work done on their behalf and protection by the Environment Agency. Possibly the agency has failed in its consultation by not issuing a brochure offering different styles of railings and brickwork. These are people who have nothing better to do than whinge about the aesthetics of what has been done for flood prevention on their behalf and I suggest an exchange visit. Let the 'angry residents' of Hemingford meet with the 'devastated residents' from the north and west of England and compare the style of railings to their wrecked homes.

I can imagine the reaction to this crass stupidity.

VERNON TURNER, Bury Close, St Ives