Cleans­ing work­ers are un­der-val­ued

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, While out vol­un­tary lit­ter-pick­ing in the Oban area , I hap­pened upon a 2ltr plas­tic bot­tle nearly full of urine, 30 feet from a house along­side the main road into Oban , which some man had dis­carded and left in full view from the obliv­i­ous pass­ing traf­fic.

This was a dis­gust­ing act but also dis­gust­ing to find and pick up in the clear­ing of lit­ter on what is a beau­ti­ful route into the gate­way to the isles, Oban.

Our street clean­ers and bin­men could prob­a­bly tell of umpteen sim­i­lar sto­ries on a daily ba­sis no doubt. They carry out work that is full of bio-haz­ards and they are so easy to knock but many peo­ple and vol­un­teers are out there work­ing all hours, in all weathers, day in day out, and I be­lieve they are un­der-val­ued and un­der-ap­pre­ci­ated. Stephen Jones, Burn­side Place, Mill­park, Oban.

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