I REFER to the article in the Argus 24.9.12 “Gwent Councillors claim £4.5 million”.

I feel sure that the people of Blackwood and neighbouring wards will have been horrified to have read that five of the top ten highest paid councillors came from Caerphilly. The good news is that following May’s election, former councillors Allan Pritchard who claimed the most at £45,325.31 and Ron Davies and Colin Hobbs will not be making any more claims. As for their colleagues, Cllrs Mann and Gough, I feel sure that their constituents will be asking them some questions.

Cllr Nigel Dix, Blackwood