DECLARING it "bemusing" and "ludicrous" Mr Bill Peters (Mailbox February 5) accuses the council of "buffoonery" for money "wasted" on road-works between Tower Road roundabout and Seacombe Ferry.

I am delighted to assure him that he need not feel bemused; he has merely inferred, wrongly, that council money was diverted to this from other priorities.

The facts are quite different.

A successful national funding bid, made for the council through the Merseyside Transport Partnership to the Department for Transport, to deliver a programme of sustainable transport measures, secured Government money for the work.

Mr Peters' inference, that it was diverted from worthier council priorities, is unfounded.

It was Government, not council, money and would not otherwise have been available.

Adrian Jones, Labour councillor for Seacombe