IN contrast to JA Taylor’s experience of antisocial and renegade wheelie bins ( Letters, December 3 ), my trio are exemplary with regard to the public and wait patiently a discreet six inches beyond my small gate to the pavement as they look forward to a wee hug from their council pals.

Disgracefully they reserve their defiance towards the “hand that feeds them” by staying out late and invading my personal space by obstructing the gateway for the car after their get-together.

A good talking-to and Ted Rogers’s 3-2-1 mantra has had no effect but, as a father of three now long flown the nest, I take solace that this may be a passing phase.

R Russell Smith,

96 Milton Road, Kilbirnie