THIS morning I awoke to hear the sound of highway cleansing machinery tackling the overgrown weeds along the pavements and roads local to me.

The team of men from the department worked in atrocious conditions battling with both wind and rain but never the less giving total commitment in ensuring a very thorough clean up operation was executed.

I certainly hope these manual workers get the recognition they deserve from their white collared managers.

I feel my council tax contributions this month have been put to very good use .

Julia Squibb

Moorside Close