WITH regards to saving cities and towns from flooding or the countryside, am I right or am I right (as Terry Wogan says) that if the countryside rivers are dredged out that practice should automatically relieve cities/towns?

So, there is no contest. There are too many experts who know little or nothing of practical solutions, who have barely stepped out of their overheated offices.

On our farm we have our own machine and clear out our eight-ft deep beck, cutting back over-grown grass to try to avert our fields from flooding, successfully too.

Pamela Frankland, Hull Road, Dunnington, York.