Aboard gravy train

WITH reference to WE Beckett’s and other letters (Observer, January 6) ‘Why do we need so many councillors?’ As they do so little to assist local people and their communities, (note my address... need I say more). Perhaps a few less on the old gravy train, or as some might say, fewer snouts in the trough, might persuade the remainder to be more ready and able to justify their existence and help the communities they are supposed to represent and work for us and not against us.

Then perhaps we would not get so angry about them awarding themselves inflation-busting expense increases.

Chris Hatch

Little Breach,

Chichester