IN answer to readers’ letters September 8th I was one of the councillors that took the vote to demolish Reynards garage. I will not be hanging my head in shame. After conducting a site visit it was very obvious that this single skinned brick building had not been loved for many years. 
The shame should rest on those shoulders that have watched the building deteriorate without speaking up well before now. It’s too little to late. I did not find this decision easy as I would much prefer to see old buildings restored and brought back to life. 
This building was beyond that and had become an eyesore.
Let’s have a new start and reinvigorate this part of the city but I suggest that any future redevelopment should incorporate recognition of the aviation past.
Cllr Sue Hunter Westfield Ward, Green Lane, Acomb

READING Martin Rodgers letter “Accident waiting to happen for cyclists” in Tuesday’s Press (Letters, September 8) regarding the cyclists risking their lives rather than using the new cycle route made me think of the old saying: “You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” Or where they talking about the ass? 
D M Deamer, Penleys Grove Street, Monkgate, York 

“PLEASE queue here” say notices standing forlornly in the foyer of York Art Gallery, which is empty except for a few people trying to enter the woefully small space of the new cafe.
As a resident I do not expect free entry to the gallery any longer, but neither do I want to pay £5 for the York card then £11 for the YMT pass then another £15 for each pair of visitors whom I have always brought in the past.
It would seem that I am not alone!
Jennifer M Wallace, Markham Crescent, York

WELL done to reader Ken Holmes for reminding us that irony is still alive and kicking. In his recent letter (September 5) he informs us of his resignation of membership of an organisation dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals.
He cites their stance against fox hunting as his reason for doing so. As they say; you just could not make it up.
Dave Barker, Fern Close, Huntington

YES, Keith Chapman, I do remember the milk tokens (Letters, September 3) from 1950 onwards. That was my first job when I left school at 15 years old and I worked for Charles Howe Pineville Dairy. I remember the milk price then used to go down in summer and then go back to normal in winter.
My sister Susan used to work at weekends to help us out. She was great, a better worker than me.
Happy memories.
John Bilton, Barstow Avenue, Hull Road, York