THE PRESS of December 30 reports that New Earswick and District Disabled Social Club is to shut.

It is shocking and disgraceful that City of York Council should remove £5,500 of funding for a club that gives people with disabilities an opportunity to get out. Surely out to the £1.4 million-plus made from Lendal Bridge fines in York the money could have been found to keep the club open?

Terry Smith, Fourth Avenue, Heworth, York.