I groaned at the laughable double standards regarding the removal of live rock bands from the High Street.

Mr Rogers must suffer from a highly selective form of deafness, hearing only young people playing electric guitars.

Whenever I walk down the High Street, I'm assaulted by a range of noise pollution - karaoke singers, mobile phones and country and western bands twanging away while people in stetsons amble around half-heartedly.

Why should I listen to this? Why do companies, charities and large-scale jukeboxes take precedence over young people taking the initiative to create their own music? This adds to my growing suspicion that Sutton Council's leisure policy is geared towards blandness.

By failing to sponsor creativity we risk losing what little vibrancy Sutton still has.

ADRIAN CLARK Clarence Road Sutton