I AM not normally drawn to write letters to the press, but the “We love Malton” food event was a perfect example of what professional organisation and commitment can achieve.

The Fitzwilliam Estate must be congratulated for a superbly organised day, using the centre of Malton to show off the best of local produce and involvement. The community of Malton and Norton can be proud as to what was one of the finest days out for many new visitors for such a long time.

Seeing the Market Place full and buzzing, together with all the car parks full to capacity, shows just how much can be done in a short space of time and indicates that after so much criticism over a number of years the estate, after taking back the control of the Market Place, have proved they can “do” action rather than just talk about it.

Well done! Let’s have more days like this.

David Lloyd-Williams, Norton