Recently widowed Maureen Sanford got a shock on Monday when Three Valleys Water sent her a letter saying she had been reported for filling a watering can with a hose which is banned. However, she is allowed to fill a paddling pool with a hosepipe.
Confusion seemed to be the order of the day at Three Valleys when Mrs Sanford telephoned them. One person said she was allowed to fill the watering can with a hose and when she phoned back another said she wasn’t.
This is just another example of the mess we are in with banning orders. Surely uniform and sensible rules should be in place across the regions affected by these orders.