Binmen praised

THE moaning and groaning from various parts of the country about delayed rubbish collections made me want to express appreciation for the work of the Alnwick crews over the holiday period.

They were out at all hours including bank holidays, and have done a great job in difficult conditions, so thank you.

This also prompted me to ask your readers whether they maintain the custom of a ‘Christmas box’ or tip for their bin collectors?

Rob Jewitt,

Lesbury Road,

Hipsburn