THE weeds in the gutters are getting higher, the potholes are getting deeper and the brambles and hedges are encroaching even further onto footpaths restricting the passage of pedestrians, even on council-owned property.

Do we take it that Councillor James Alexander has not yet found the time to walk round his own ward of Holgate and see these for himself – or is he too busy defending himself over Lendal Bridge and other such fiascos?

AP Cox, Heath Close, Holgate, York.