Canvey town councillor Dave Blackwell states that Canvey Island Coarse Anglers should be working with the authority and talking to it (Aug 5).

It may have escaped his attention, but that is what we have been trying to do for the last five months.

We have written to the town council and attended its meetings, only to be ignored and fobbed off.

If the town council had met with us as we asked earlier this year, a lot of this unpleasantness over Canvey lake could have been avoided.

We are still waiting to meet the town council and can assure it of an amicable meeting.

Should Mr Blackwell or the town council wish to meet us, they know how to contact us. We await their reply.

J Bannister
Canvey Island Coarse Anglers
Linden Way