Litter pick praised by Hailsham

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A LITTER PICKER famous for wearing shorts all year round has been praised by Hailsham Town Council and residents.

Paul Miller, the council’s full-time environment warden for the past 10 years, uses a hands-on approach to help keep the town tidy around parks, play areas, and public open spaces.

Cllr John Puttick, chairman of the environment and leisure committee, said a clean and safe environment for residents is an important priority in the workings of the town council.

He said: “The town council is proud of its achievements in regard to litter removal and local environmental quality improvement.

“It is nice to know that the work of our litter pickers is really appreciated by Hailsham residents.

“I’d like to pass on the council’s thanks to Paul for all his hard work, and residents can be assured that our town centre and public open spaces will continue to be kept clean, tidy and litter-free.”

Mr Miller said he loved his job, which he has held for the past 10 years.

He said: “It is always nice to receive positive feedback from residents on the work I do. The fact that I am part of the community and that what I do is appreciated is great to hear.”

Hailsham Town Council currently employs one full-time and one part-time Environmental Warden.

Between them, their working week covers a seven-day period and their hours are increased to cover special community events, such as the Hailsham Carnival, Lark In The Park and Hailsham Bonfire celebrations.

The town council provides a supplementary service to litter-picking services by Wealden District Council.