NOW the season of goodwill is upon us, I hope that Oxford City Council will not look the proverbial  gift horse in the mouth.

The gift horse that I am referring to is the promise made in the recent Budget.

The Government said that it would offer a blank cheque to local authorities to cover all necessary safety refurbishments to tower blocks.

No doubt this Government is feeling the heat from public anger.

So please, Oxford City, make sure that you get every penny spent on the recent safety cladding measures reimbursed in full. Strike while the iron is hot, as this Government is quick to renege on its word.

Magdalen Road, Oxford