Sir – I would be delighted for some of my council tax to be spent on some grease and oil for the waste disposal lorry.

Currently, when the lifting operation is performed it sounds very much like the mating call of Godzilla and of course this makes me very worried indeed for the safety of Witney and the surrounding areas if the Japanese behemoth were to hear.

This, I fear, is indeed very likely, given the volume of the ‘call’, coupled with the acute hearing of the King of Monsters from across the waters.

Dan Austin, Waterford Road, Witney