‘Scandal’ to spend so much on torch

I HAVE just read on the BBC news site that Hastings council is to spend up to £40,000 on this Olympic torch-carrying debacle.

Yet it does not have money for essential services to the town as we are constantly being told, so to spend £40,000 like this is yet another scandal from this defunct council.

This money should be going to elderly and child care plus more deserving causes than these Olympic follies.

MICHAEL MCIVER

St Pauls Road