YOUR article 'Dumped cars are 'tip of the iceberg'' (Gazette, November 7) was excellent. However, the comments from the Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria County Council were pathetic to say the least.

Firstly, both these public bodies along with the police and Tim Farron etc were made aware of the problem in writing in October 2017 (two years ago) and have been repeatedly reminded of the problem in the intervening period. You would think from their comments it was the first time they had been made aware of the issue.

The comment from the LDNPA said it was the authority's long-term target to reduce reliance on cars from 83 per cent to 64 per cent by 2040 - what planet do they live on? This is a current, serious problem that is getting worse day by day and requires immediate action, not some pie-in-the-sky vision for 20 years hence.

As for the CCC representative, he said it was "a lengthy process" and required significant staff resources - we are taking about 10 metres of white lines!

The responses from the LDNPA and CCC show why we are in such trouble in this area. Both these public bodies are totally inept. God help anybody living in this area.

David and Nicky Robinson