Mystery man praised for tidying Great Sankey area

Mystery man praised for tidying Great Sankey area

Mystery man praised for tidying Great Sankey area

First published in News

A GOOD samaritan has been praised by neighbours for taking it upon himself to tidy up the Great Sankey area.

The man was spotted on Thursday afternoon clearing an alleyway off Hood Lane which had been clogged with rubbish and told residents he would be moving on to Sankey Valley Park next.

Armed with black bin liners, the helpful chap told passers-by he was doing it himself because he was ‘sick of waiting for the council to do it’.

One reader said: “He’s made a big difference and I think his actions are commendable.”

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12:21pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Reader says...

WELL DONE TO THE GENT ! But this sort of thing really annoys me. Neighbours praising him and saying his actions were commendable and he's made a big differece and yet did any of them think to HELP him or maybe even move some rubbish themselves before it got to that state rather than just leaving it and waiting for someone like this kind gent to come along and do it all himself.
WELL DONE TO THE GENT ! But this sort of thing really annoys me. Neighbours praising him and saying his actions were commendable and he's made a big differece and yet did any of them think to HELP him or maybe even move some rubbish themselves before it got to that state rather than just leaving it and waiting for someone like this kind gent to come along and do it all himself. Reader
  • Score: 18

1:40pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Brick Bazooka says...

Good point. Didn't spot that. Was too busy wondering why he is a 'mystery man' when he's known to his neighbours.
Good point. Didn't spot that. Was too busy wondering why he is a 'mystery man' when he's known to his neighbours. Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 3

4:06pm Mon 20 Jan 14

guardian website reader says...

Bet they didn't even make him a cup of tea! Ye typical of the masses leaving it to the few or blaming the council what happened to the days when everyone took pride in their neighbourhood and all chipped to to keep places clean. Also surely the question should be asked who was the mystery person that left all the rubbish there in the first place and what should be done about them!
Bet they didn't even make him a cup of tea! Ye typical of the masses leaving it to the few or blaming the council what happened to the days when everyone took pride in their neighbourhood and all chipped to to keep places clean. Also surely the question should be asked who was the mystery person that left all the rubbish there in the first place and what should be done about them! guardian website reader
  • Score: 6

1:02am Tue 21 Jan 14

grey-area says...

Wait until the Health and Safety jobsworth people at WBC get hold of him!
Wait until the Health and Safety jobsworth people at WBC get hold of him! grey-area
  • Score: 4

9:36pm Tue 21 Jan 14

local man says...

Good for him, time a few more took a pride in where they live. Litter louts really do make my blood boil. Got a house for sale at the moment and before every viewing I have to do a litter pick around the house and road. The litter is dropped by people who live in the area on their way back from the local shop, mostly young males but some mums with prams. The Gt Sankey guy should comment here and try and get some support in his campaign.
Good for him, time a few more took a pride in where they live. Litter louts really do make my blood boil. Got a house for sale at the moment and before every viewing I have to do a litter pick around the house and road. The litter is dropped by people who live in the area on their way back from the local shop, mostly young males but some mums with prams. The Gt Sankey guy should comment here and try and get some support in his campaign. local man
  • Score: 2

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