I DO not feel sorry for the under-pressure council chiefs (Specialists to help council make cuts, June 25).

They should not be paying £7,800 for someone else to sort out the inadequacies of their own staff.

They need to seek out the well paid cabinet members responsible for this and that, because if they cannot keep their finger on the button of the small contracts what sort of mess are they making of the larger ones?

A private firm would look at their own wastage in the labour department and clear out the dead wood; the council should do the same, because if they can't then they are not doing their job to the best of their ability.

Why don't they put their hands up and save us some money... £7,800 to start with.

Bruce Beckley