Residents of Gibbs Green and West Kensington estates have been bemused to receive in swift succession letters from the Tory leader of the council and members of the local Conservative party.
This could of course have been coincidence. Or panic by the Tories that local residents are outraged by the council's plans to demolish their homes and redevelop the estates.
The Tory council/Conservative party deny that any specific plans or decisions have been made about the future of the estates. But they go to great lengths to attack so-called scaremongering. Residents will no doubt judge for themselves.