‘Thumbs up’ for bin crews

Published Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Younger residents in Hinckley and Bosworth can now show their appreciation for bin crews by colouring in a #thumbsup poster and displaying it in their window or sticking it to their bin.

The poster is available to download at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/colouringposter or across the council’s social media channels. The poster was inspired by the Royal Mail’s campaign to support our local postmen and women.

The move comes after the council received lots of thank you messages from residents for bin crews for their service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Council Leader, Councillor Stuart Bray said:

The crews have really appreciated all the good wishes and thank you’s they have received over the past weeks and whilst the vast majority of children are home from school, this is a small project they could complete and families could continue with their appreciation.

The crews empty around 70,000 bins during the course of a week and are out in all weathers and whilst a vital service to the borough often do not receive the recognition they deserve. The teams have worked incredibly hard in difficult circumstances and displaying a #thumbsup would be a small token of gratitude. We hope children and families will enjoy supporting the campaign.

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