Resident asks for respect at mail box

Tom Wainwright is not alone in wishing some Ford and Vella road residents would improve their mailbox manners.

Tom Wainwright is not alone in wishing some Ford and Vella road residents would improve their mailbox manners.

He estimates there are about 14 banks of mailboxes, each with about 12 personal mail slots.

“Every time we get our mail, we witness the blatant disregard that some folks display by leaving their flyers to blow around in the wind, he says. “We’re simply asking the neighbours to put a little statement there if they don’t want flyers.”

Another option, and one Wainwright calls a good-news story, is that one of the neighbours has placed a bin near the boxes and disposes of the flyers that people deposit there.

“He’s just doing it out of the goodness of his heart,” Wainwright says noting the Vella Road resident would not want his name published.