Christmas thanks for young fans from Santa’s little binmen

Twins Sophie and Emma with their advent calendars delivered by grateful North Devon Council binmen f

Twins Sophie and Emma with their advent calendars delivered by grateful North Devon Council binmen following thier drawings and letters of support during the coronavirus pandemic. - Credit: Archant

After receiving so much support from children on his round throughout the pandemic, one of North Devon Council’s green bin lorry drivers decided to give something back for Christmas.

Youngsters have been leaving drawings and thank you letters on their bins to thank Den Scott and his colleagues for their work during both lockdowns and beyond.

As a thank you, Den has been delivering surprise advent calendars and chocolate selection packs to homes where children had left their letters and drawings.

Two youngsters who were especially delighted to receive their advent calendars were five-year-old twins Emma and Sophie Lincoln, from Roundswell.

Their mum Louise said: “I’m so glad it’s December now as they have been asking everyday since they were delivered when they can open them.


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“They were really happy with the gifts and we are so grateful to the waste and recycling teams for everything they have done throughout the pandemic.”

Den added: “The drawings and thank you letters we have been receiving from the children on our round have really lifted our spirits throughout this pandemic and kept us going even when things were really tough.

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“As Christmas is going to be so different this year, we wanted to spread a little festive cheer and thank the children and their families for all the support we’ve had from them.”

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