Chesterfield delivery driver leaves hilarious note apologising for not dropping off parcel as 'druggies' were hanging around

A Hermes delivery driver in Chesterfield left a hilarious note apologising to a customer for not dropping off his parcel as ‘druggies’ were hanging around.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 1:42 pm

Rob Hudson posted a picture of the ‘sorry we missed you’ delivery note which read “sorry druggies were hanging around” in Facebook group ‘Staveley and surrounding areas community resource’ yesterday (March 24).

The resident wrote: “I do love it here, but, bloody hell, when this is a reason not to leave packages I do despair slightly”.

He received dozens of comments from fellow residents applauding the driver for being cautious.

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This is the note Rob Hudson was left. Credit: Rob Hudson.

One person commented: “Annoying you have to wait another day but fair play to them to be honest! We’ve had cheap screen wash and all sorts go missing off our carport .. absolute tramps can’t keep their hands off things round here!”

While another user said: “I take my hat off to them. I wouldn't leave it either. It would be a different story if it had been pinched.”

Rob, who moved to Staveley with his partner when the pair bought their first house, didn’t know much about the area before relocating.

He admitted his parcel not being delivered due to ‘druggies hanging around’ showed there are some downsides about living there.

A Hermes delivery courier carries boxes as he makes a delivery. Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images.

Rob added: “Staveley is an amazing place with loads of potential that has finally been recognised with that government grant.

"Both my partner and I are not from the area so didn't know much about it before we bought our first house here.

“We love the ease of access to outdoor spaces, the canal and the nature which is abundant, but like many former pit towns it does have that "small town" mentality marred by a lack of pride and motivation to grow and develop.”

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