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Refuse trucks bring smile to local boy

Published on Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

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Local boy Leo Lewis-Hayward had a great time when he was invited to the Council Depot on Gresham Road earlier this month to have a tour and take a closer look at the refuse collection vehicles.

Leo’s fascination started when he began watching his local collectors on their rounds and was delighted that they always had a friendly smile and wave for him. Leo’s grandmother, Julie Hayward posted a thank you on Bedworth community forum, she said:

“I would just like to say a big thank you to the bin men who are on the Collycroft round. My two year old grandson is fascinated by the bin men, every Thursday I take him to visit my mum in Joseph Luckman road and he insists on going out to see them. They always wave and say hello to him. This morning he was dressed as a superhero and they made a real fuss of him!”

Leo’s mother, Miss Hayward said:

“Leo absolutely loves the bin men and always shouts hello when we see the lorries, as we walked outside at the depot during his visit he said ‘wow, look at all these bin lorries!’ It was so exciting for him to see how they work and even just to sit in one. Thank you so much for inviting us to spend time at the depot, Leo hasn’t stopped talking about since and loves his hi-vis vest!”

Cllr Jill Sheppard, Portfolio Holder for Central Services and Refuse said:

“To see that we can bring a smile to a small boys face through a visit to our depot is just fantastic. It’s great to have such good feedback too, our refuse collectors do a brilliant job and it’s heart-warming to hear stories such as this. Thank you to our refuse teams for the friendly welcome you provide Leo on your rounds in Bedworth and thank you to Leo and his family for being delightful guests, I’m so glad that you enjoyed your day.”