No dictatorship

Your correspondent, under the heading Making a Stand – The Comet, January 17– does not understand the purpose and work of the Heritage Foundation. By Act of Parliament in 1995 the Foundation is entrusted to own and manage the Letchworth Garden City Esta

Your correspondent, under the heading "Making a Stand" - The Comet, January 17- does not understand the purpose and work of the Heritage Foundation.

By Act of Parliament in 1995 the Foundation is entrusted to own and manage the Letchworth Garden City Estate for the benefit of the people of Letchworth according to specific charitable objects.

The board of management, the majority elected by the governors, are the Trustees. Stuart Kenny is the director general delegated by the board to manage the Foundation, implement its policies and to act and speak on its behalf. Under his stewardship the value of the estate, its income and charitable payments have increased massively.

The Foundation is self-financing and pays Stuart and the staff. It does not cost the residents any money. It is certainly not a dictatorship.

And, yes, Stuart Kenny does have a heart - a very big heart to have achieved the many improvements and benefits to our Garden City and, I hope, the many still to come.

ALAN SCOULLER, Chairman, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation