AMONG the worst things about Newport City Council’s withdrawal of funding for Gwent Music Support Service, aside from the devastation caused to an absolutely fantastic and highly respected system, is that many children from outside Newport, in Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent, are also suffering the consequences.

My children, Monmouth-based, have always played at St David’s Hall in July and look forward to it tremendously as an end of term celebration of all their hard work.

Thanks, Newport City Council, for taking that away from them and for being totally thoughtless of your actions.

C Tucker, Park House, Trellech