I am sorry that Ian Griggs disagreed with some of the proposals in my list of "100 ways to cut council tax without cutting key services" on the Conservative Home website.
Please allow me to respond to some of the points he was concerned about.
FirstlyonTown Hall staff canteens. In the case of Hammersmith Town Hall it has already been closed. It cost £291,775 to run in its last year, but didn't come close to breaking even as it brought in just £78,127.
Very few Town Hall staff used it because it simply couldn't compete with the glorious and varied cuisine available in the eateries in King Street.
Secondly, on sending children in care to boarding schools. This is Government policy.
Thirdly on reducing spending on translations and funding to racially separatist groups to instead prioritise teaching English. Again this is a change in direction the Government has urged on local councils.
Finally, on the installation of sprinklers in care homes "allowing a potential reduction in night staff".
Last month, I went along to a briefing by the London Fire Brigade for representatives of borough councils in London from all parties.
The fire commissioners used the meeting to raise practical measures councils could take to help them to save lives.
One message that came through loud and clear was to install sprinklers in council-run care homes.
Where they are used, fire deaths are almost eliminated and fire injuries cut by 80 per cent.
It was stressed that it takes two staff to lift one person and a fire can reach fatal conditions before the fire brigade arrives.
So far as the costs of installing the sprinklers is concerned, sometimes the key determinant in the number of night staff available is fire risk.
Even a modest reduction would allow the cost of installing sprinklers to be rapidly recouped.
Installing sprinklers in council care homes should be an imperative.
It might save money.
It would certainly save lives. Cllr Harry Phibbs, Conservative
Ravenscourt Park Ward