I SUPPORT Ann Gray on the state of York streets. I have never seen them so bad.

All the flowers and bunting in the world cannot hide the fact that they are a disgrace to our city.

I get tired of all the self-congratulatory spin put out by the tourist sectors about York. Yes, look up and we do have magnificent and wonderful buildings, but look down, it is shameful.

Cannot all these people who are putting so much effort into the Le Tour event exercise that same enthusiasm for everyday cleanliness?

Elizabeth Harris, Kirkwell, Bishopthorpe, York.