I am not in the least surprised that Whitby has won a five-star award for the cleanliness of its streets.
I very much hope that the people who achieve this standard for us through the diligence of their work, often in difficult circumstances, have received appropriate acknowledgement.
Living on the East Side of Whitby, I have been extremely impressed by our particular cleansing operator, Keith, especially during this last winter. I have often seen him working with energy and skill in the dark and freezing cold, invariably with a cheerful word for every passerby.
I (and I believe I speak for my neighbours too) am indeed grateful for his work.
Annie Dove, Blackburns Yard, Whitby by email