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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 23rd November, 2019)

Road Sweeper


Road Sweeper
Standish.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 23rd November 2019 at 00:13

Looks like it's a pavement (sidewalk) sweeper as well

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd November 2019 at 00:28

That's a rare sight these days, I was once told that there is now only one motorised sweeper to cover the entire borough.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd November 2019 at 09:07

Cyril that's totall nonsense.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd November 2019 at 09:22

I have never ever seen one of those vehicles not where I live anyway, It even looks old fashioned - interesting!

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd November 2019 at 09:36

Actually we do have steam road sweepers but a much smaller version than this one. And nowhere near as smart , in a yellowish colour.

Comment by: Anne on 23rd November 2019 at 09:55

I agree with Cyril, a rare sight indeed. Not seen one here for well over twelve months, last autumn in fact.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd November 2019 at 10:17

I think its bag is full with all that dust flying around

Comment by: Alan on 23rd November 2019 at 10:59

You all need to get out more, Wigan Council as very many road and path sweepers up and down our borough every day.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd November 2019 at 12:13

Try paying Council tax where you live, maybe then you'll see them.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd November 2019 at 12:56

But as Cyril says not that particular vehicle!!!
Where we live, we are quite lucky, the streets are cleaned quite regularly..

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd November 2019 at 21:01

Alan, you'll believe anything in those council leaflets, are you also a member of The Flat Earth Society? I can't remember the last time I saw a council worker sweeping the pavements, though it must be about twenty years ago, and I haven't seen any of the motorised road sweepers for for well over two years now, even though the area I live has tree lined streets.

Comment by: Alan on 24th November 2019 at 06:14

You'll find the pavement sweepers all over the borough mainly Sundays wigan or Leigh town centres. The high streets. I have seen the pavement yellow sweepers on my private housing estate. But the larger road sweepers at least once a month.

Comment by: Anne on 24th November 2019 at 08:37

Was it intended to be quite an insulting remark from Alan regarding council tax. Does he believe I/we do not pay?

Comment by: Arthur on 24th November 2019 at 09:17

Wigan council have yellow Leyland Daf road sweeper trucks and the smaller walking path sweepers.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th November 2019 at 10:19

I haven't seen manual litter pickers for years.
They were made redundant. That's why you see litter flying about. The machines don't pick all the litter up either. I am always picking bottles and cans up. They seem to concentrate on the main streets where I live. I suppose it's the same everywhere.

Comment by: Alan on 24th November 2019 at 11:01

You do see manual litter pickers from the council but only near main roads/shops etc.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 24th November 2019 at 11:54

Looks like the A5209, Almond Brook Rd

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