I AM delighted to read that Braintree has been successful in securing £1 million from the Department of Transport towards improving its town centre.

Along with other monies to the tune of £20 million+, Braintree will truly be a very magnificent place to live and will give the local people much pleasure.

A short while ago GVA Grimley produced an equally excellent report and recommendations to bring Witham town centre up to the same standard.

The people of Witham are anxiously awaiting a start date for this work.

I do believe that the formation of the district council made no allowance for one town to be treated any better than the other two.

The people of Witham and Halstead are in danger of being treated in a prejudicial manner.

Paul M Ryland

Member of Witham Town Council