What a sad world we live in.

The joyous sound of a cockerel greeting a new day can be "banned" (The Argus, February 6) while the invasive sounds of canned music and the objectionable smell of barbecues will soon ruin our weekends and evenings, making it impossible to enjoy a quiet summer's relaxation.

The sound of the cockerel as a timekeeper has featured at least since Jesus mentioned him.

A faithful servant and friend of mankind.

Come on cockerel - crow on!

T Sergeant
Warnham Terrace,
Mannings Heath