After four and a half months of trying desperately to continue to hold the meetings of the Gunnersbury Park Regeneration Board in secret, Ealing and Hounslow councils have been forced to accept defeat and future meetings will be open to the public.
Gunnersbury Park is very important to our community and the debate on its future should be above board and open to scrutiny.
We live in a democracy and councils cannot arrogantly take it upon themselves to make decisions in secret and believe they can ignore, with impunity, those who elected them.
No doubt they thought their delaying tactics, the increasingly ridiculous reasons they came up with to try to legitimise secrecy and, in the end, their refusal to answer our correspondence would lead us to lose heart and give up.
But democracy, what is legal and what is right, are worth fighting for however long it takes.
BELA CUNHA Lionel Road North, Brentford.