I ALWAYS give credit where it is due so I must congratulate City of York Council for its efficient organising and the Evening Press for its coverage of the Royal Ascot meeting.

I am struggling to find a criticism of a brilliant week which ended in a glow of sunshine.

Our southern friends created a unique atmosphere and will go back to The Smoke with a different view of York and northerners. A big pat on the back for everyone concerned.

Bob Waite,

Windmill Rise,

Holgate, York

Updated: 10:42 Tuesday, June 21, 2005