THOUGH a Labour supporter and candidate in May's local election, I'd like to write in support of Conservative Coun Martin and his letter re No Public Cash for the Soccer Club, (SA, January 11).

The council has many duties and funding Swindon Town Football Club is not one of them. Coun Martin's letter was spot-on. It is for the board of directors of STFC to fulfil their responsibilities of raising the capital needed for any development, talking to their neighbours and presenting plans that have some semblance of legality and a chance of passing through the planning system.

John Doyle

Shaw and Nine Elms Ward