Street Cleansing – when we hear these words most of us think of the road sweepers which drive around Torbay helping to keep our streets clean and free of litter.
But thats not all that street cleansing covers, there is so much more to it than that…..
Meet Rob, he is part of the street cleansing team and he helps to #Keeptorbaytidy but sweeping up the steps and lanes around Torquay. So come and spend a morning with Rob and see just what he gets up to…..
Robs day starts when he leaves the yard at 6am and drives across the Bay to Torquay, it is straight to his first job sweeping Factory Row and the steps leading up to Abbey Road, going up and down these steps is certainly one way to get in your morning exercise 🙂
Up and down again for Rob and this time he is keeping the steps by Ryan’s bar leading to Abbey Road clear of litter, don’t know how he does it, its tiring enough cleaning your own stairs at home!! The photos a bit blurry, but he moves so quick!!
Now its not just up and down but in and out, starting to feel like we should be doing the hokey kokey. We’re now in the town centre ready for Rob to get sweeping, 3 times he moves the van to sweep the three lots of steps leading to Braddons Hill Road West. Its a bit of luck he is steady on his feet with that broom, because some of the steps are a little steep.
Back in the van once more and we’re onto the next job, stopping behind Debenhams Rob’s got a bit of a task ahead of him, first he clears the alleyway and then it is onto the steps. But it looks like it has been a bit windy lately and some branches and leaves have fallen onto the steps. He fills one black bag, but thats not enough, Rob has to head back to the van to collect some bin liners, then he can finish getting these steps swept!!
Great view for Robs next location, but that doesn’t mean he gets to enjoy it. O no, we’re at Torquay Harbour and there is far to much to be done to kick back and enjoy the view. First task? Emptying the litter bins along the harbour once thats done it is time for a bit of litter picking, and not just along the front, Rob walks all the way to the end to ensure that all the litter is collected.
Thats the end of our morning with Rob, but it doesn’t stop there for him. That was just a taste of his day, he has still got a full day of sweeping ahead of him.
lets work together to #Keeptorbaytidy