We have witnessed neglect for years

I FIND it rather ironic that the eyesores along the seafront, the rear of the Dome area, the building that was Whisky Bends, the gable end of the demolished Aletsa etc, were repainted or hidden behind hoardings in time for the Olympic torch.

It is a pity the council could not implement this sort of activity for the residents of the town who have looked at this decay for months.

But they would not want the true picture to be seen on national television, which would show the neglect of the town, which has gone on for many years.