Have you seen the discarded, red elastic bands on the pavement in your road? Do you know where they come from and how they got there?
Well, it isn’t really much of a mystery – in fact its a common occurrence up and down the country as well as in Hoylake! Your dear Royal Mail postman (postwoman perhaps) is the prime suspect and the Keep Britain Tidy organisation isn’t best pleased. The charity says streets are being littered with the elastic bands and is warning that offenders face an on-the-spot £80 fine.
Personally, I really can’t understand why the Royal Mail staff just can’t take them back to the sorting office to use again – perhaps there’s some reason why not? Even so, there isn’t really any need to just throw them on the floor.
The one pictured above was spotted in Hoyle Road. I’ll no doubt find a use for it.