According to the front page of the Review this week, council officers have advised a Telford Court resident whose council house has damp, to open the windows and turn on the heating.

Apart from wasting money and being a pretty ineffective way to treat damp, it is shocking advice from an institution that is supposed to be trying to reduce the district's carbon footprint.

As housing already makes up 27% of CO2 emissions, council housing would be a good place to start finding savings in this area. But no. These guys are literally chucking the stuff out the window.