I attended a public meeting last week and tried to get an answer to a simple question: Who authorised the payment to and the establishment of a "wet clinic" for street drinkers, a major turn-off for visitors, adjacent to our major tourist attraction, the Royal Pavilion?

Ken Bodfish's eventual response was: "I'm advised by the experts that it must be in the city centre or they won't use it."

But that did not answer the question I had asked.

I'm totally devastated. I thought elected councillors were there to represent the interests of residents who elected them.

Since the wet clinic has been in operation we have suffered a dramatic increase in the cancer of street drinkers and associated anti-social behaviour.

-Mike Dalley, Brighton