Praise for Honiton's new street cleaner

TRADERS and shoppers have been singing the praises of Honiton s new street cleaner, Anthony Westcott (pictured right).

TRADERS and shoppers have been singing the praises of Honiton's new street cleaner, Anthony Westcott (pictured right).

Taxi driver Adrian Phillips said: "He didn't leave a single stray leaf in the street the other day."

Former builder's labourer Mr Westcott, 63, of Exeter, cleans High Street and New Street six days a week, from 8am to 3pm.

"I like the job, because it's out in the fresh air and I meet a lot of people," he told the Herald. "The hardest part of my job is cleaning outside the Congregational Church.


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"I now know why leaves are called leaves, because they regularly leave the tree!

"One or two people have said they are pleased with how tidy the town centre is."

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Mr Wescott said his colleague, Dan, who empties bins, deserves equal praise.

He added: "What I find is that if you keep on top of a job it's easier to do.

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