The recent high winds in the area have been creating havoc with the lids of the blue waste paper boxes supplied by the Cherwell District Council. Lids have been flying through the air and smashing into many pieces. even without being run over by cars, which adds to the chaos. Interviewed by our reporter, Uncle Bulgaria, the convenor of the local Wombling association said “Our members are being driven frantic by smashed blue lids. the smaller pieces being particularly difficult to pick up”. He added a plea for householders to place a brick or other heavy object on the lids but to remove the lids altogether to a safe place just before the contents of the boxes are collected by the Cherwell rubbish operatives who normally have no time to replace the lids and whatever might be holding them down.