WITH reference to J.D. Butler’s letter regarding students paying council tax, I couldn’t agree more with this.

They live in our city and enjoy all the amenities, wherever they live, so why shouldn’t they pay for them.

I have said this for years, they are sitting pretty just paying for their accomodation and nothing towards the services in the city.

Someone should be paying council tax – either the landlord or the tenants.

No wonder Southampton is so poor, students are not paying anything towards its upkeep.

What is the council going to do about it?

Nothing, I suspect.

They don’t pay any attention to the citizens of Southampton who have lived here all out lives and always paid our taxes.

Iris Minard