SIR, In last week's Beacon the chairman of Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) was extolling the virtues of Monmouth's unique heritage. Last Saturday the same organisation felt so proud of the heritage of Monmouth that they allowed the River Festival to drape a six foot blow up catfish over the arms of the Rolls statue in front of the Shire Hall. This statue commemorates the life of Charles Rolls who was the son of Lord Llangattock and one of most famous people in the history of Monmouth. As well as being the co-founder of the Rolls Royce company he was a pioneer aviator and was tragically the first fatality in an air crash. As far as I am aware he was not a fisherman which this uncouth action by MCC and the River Festival made him look like. Why can't our elected representatives have a bit more sense and awareness of local feeling. Alan Pain (Monmouth