“Eagle-Eyed Oatham” spots a mistake in the Echo

Ron has sent the following letter to the Evening Echo, complaining about a photograph that was labelled “Nightmare – Traffic in Rayleigh High Street”- We wonder if they’ll publish it !

Dear Sir,

Alan James’ views and opinions (Echo Wed. July 23rd) on Rayleigh’s traffic problems are welcome and encouraged. However, as a member of the Rayleigh Traffic study Sub-Committee, I take exception to the misleading photograph you chose to illustrate his letter. All the cars in the foreground of the photograph are parked at the side of the road, the only moving vehicles are the bus in the background and the sprinkling of cars behind it!You really need to be more careful when you use what is obviously a stock photo from your files which could have been taken at any time.

Councillor Ron Oatham

Deputy Leader, Lib Dem group Rochford District Council