Surely people can afford to buy door number(s) to affix to their property?
I am finding it extremely difficult to locate an address despite knowing the town very well.I regularly spend several minutes wandering up and down a street looking for door numbers,and find one door number on one side of the street but no others to indicate whether the numbering is increasing/decreasing by one or two to enable me to count the houses.My Boss does not always include a phone number on the delivery tickets so I cannot phone them to ask where they are.It is only takeaway foods I'm delivering and the only consequence of not being able to locate an address is their food is cold but how do Emergency Services cope? I often locate an address by looking for their wheelie-bin as these often have the door number painted on them in 8" high letters,even though none of the houses have any external signing(though one village hasn't been forced into using wheelie-bins as yet,and one street in the village has no numbers on any of the houses)I have moved house many many times over the years,and adding a door number to the house has been performed within weeks of my arrival(and sometimes before I've actually moved in)The more expensive the property,the less chance of it being numbered and one particular property developer stands out above all others as they never affix a door number to the houses despite building some pretty elaborate homes(5 & 6 bedroom "executive" style properties)
Thats OK but who pays when the house is re-numbered by the council, my house has been re-named/numbered three times as more houses have been built along the same road. PS. Your lucky if you can see the front door from the road, round here the hedges are too high and the gardens too long and peering down the drive with binoculars is a bit frowned upon.
I know how you feel, I did taxi work for a while and felt like throttling those that didn't have their houses numbered, or those that put black on black or those that had ivy growing over them or... good job I got out of that...
It often confuses delivery drivers in our Close as there is no number 36. There's a 34 and next door is 38. The other thing that confuses them is that the even numbers continue from the Road round the Close and back along the Road again. The Road and Close are both called the same name and there are no odd numbers in the Close.