SIR – Ian Hudspeth and co should look closer to home before making rash cuts to essential services.

Each council department I can guarantee could be more efficient. For instance I and how many readers have noticed that the highways department, when digging up the highways to repair potholes I guess, there are often three workers around the work area with just one doing the digging or whatever, with the other two standing watching.

So Mr Hudspeth get your own house in order first. Then the Oxfordshire residents would accept some of the cuts in services.

Adrian Taylor
Duncan Close