I WAS very disappointed to read that the "Egg Run" has been reprieved.

Many people were delighted that the noise, pollution and disruption of this annual event would not take place in 2013 due to lack of sponsorship and that our roads would not be blocked up for hours yet again. 

And who has come to the rescue as a new sponsor?

Why it's United Utilities who we have to pay for our water and sewerage services. 

They are using OUR money to keep this unpleasant and unwelcome event going.

And NO you can't move to another service provider in protest as United Utilities is a monopoly. 

Why this is when we now have a choice of energy and phone providers is a mystery but hopefully one day there will be a choice and then United Utilities will lose a lot of customers.

R Peters by email