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Most of us are very aware about the issue of global warming and the need to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Most of us also want to reduce our own heating bills. One way lots of us have done this is to install a new front door, I have recently done so myself. Not a hint of a draft comes through the door edges, and not a whispers of fresh air comes through the letter box. As a draft excluder the letter box is excellent but I must now pose a vital question — does it work as a letter box?

I frequently deliver leaflets and Newsletters round Tarvin — often things made out of one or two flimsy pieces of paper. Getting these through the tight and multi-layered modern letter box is a nightmare. Never mind your fingers being nipped by a small dog, the greater danger is losing your fingers to the strength of the snapping jaws of the inner mechanism.

If I ruled the world things will be different!

Having recently come back from America I have thought about decreeing that all UK properties should have an American style mail box to be placed prominently by the edge of the property. So common are these metal contraptions that, even when no house is in sight, the presence of a mail box says that, somewhere deep in the woods, a house exists. My American cousin explained that during the exceptional snowfall last winter it was essential that you dug our your mail box otherwise you simply got no mail for the duration.

But perhaps these metal boxes would be an unwelcome intrusion into our urban landscape, and clutter our suburban streets. So can I send out a heartfelt pleas that, if you have one of these snappy and tight letterboxes in the middle of your draft-proof door, you consider a wall-mounted letter box somewhere close by so that those of us with our flimsy bits of vital community information can deliver them easily and rapidly and keep our fingers safe.
...and now I must go down to B and Q to buy one for my own house!

Ed: in the spirit of full disclosure I should mention that no letter box was purchased as they were "not suitable"!

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