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SIR - Four what and why on earth moments in last week s Herts Advertiser (June 18). What was the busy chief executive of St Albans Arts doing spending important paid time disputing a penalty charge notice given to a contractor for parking in a loading b

SIR - Four 'what and why on earth' moments in last week's Herts Advertiser (June 18).

What was the busy chief executive of St Albans Arts doing spending important paid time disputing a penalty charge notice given to a contractor for parking in a loading bay five months ago (letters)? And telling us about his public-spirited altruism! Unless it was effectively a press release promoting the St Albans Festival.

Why does the unfortunate bike-crash victim chairman of Harpenden Youth Council live in Wheathampstead (report page three)?

What doesn't Pete Roberts understand about the campaigning responsibilities of a local newspaper (letters)?

The wooden footbridge at the mill in Wheathampstead is a notorious well-known trip hazard which the statutory bodies have failed to repair and make safe, despite repeated requests.

A photo and feature article and - hey presto - someone's going to pop round to sort it out.

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And why was a wheelchair-confined resident of a retirement home living on the first floor (web edition, June 19)?

In the event of a fire, lifts are automatically disabled. And why in a recently-built development did the unfortunate lady have to rely on a battery-operated alarm? And where was the resident warden?

ROBERT HILL

East Common

Harpenden