I FEEL sorry for N Jacobson of Woodfalls (Postbag, January 9) regarding the non collection of rubbish if the bin lid is not closed.

Our dustmen are brilliant. We can leave our lids open with bags on top or even left to the side and they collect it with no problem. They are always polite and friendly, too. They even collected our Christmas tree last week.

Well done Winterslow dustmen is all I can say, and long may it continue. Happy new year to you all.

Carol Broadbent, Winterslow