I READ with utter amazement the article in relation to Huntingdon Town Hall (Hall contract, September 28).

So it is going to cost the taxpayer £890k to renovate the town hall. What on earth has gone wrong with it to warrant almost a million pounds of renovations? And then to add insult to injury they announce they are going to transfer the town council into the hall! Why can't the town council move into Pathfinder House? It's certainly big enough and I can't believe all the offices are filled up, especially after the district council has reduced staffing levels.

And, while we are on the subject of Pathfinder House, I have a suggestion for HDC: If you want to save money why don't you turn all the lights off at night or are they to be this year's Christmas illuminations?

AL THOMSON

Sapley Road

Hartford