10/05/18: Glutton arrives in Breckland Market Towns

10 May 2018

Cllr Claussen launches roll out of the Glutton street cleanerResidents in Breckland are being encouraged to keep their eyes out for a Glutton - an innovative machine which acts as a vacuum cleaner for local streets, sucking up rubbish as it goes along.

Breckland Council is rolling out the Glutton machine to keep the district clean and tidy for its residents and attractive for visitors. It forms part of the council's Market Town Initiative, which is strengthening the economic, social and cultural standing of Breckland's five market towns and ensuring they remain vibrant and sustainable in the long-term.

The Glutton will be spending one day a week in each of Breckland's market towns - Swaffham, Dereham, Attleborough, Watton and Thetford - and will revolutionise the work of outdoor cleaning and litter picking as it is more hygienic, easy to handle and very efficient.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Place, said: "I'm delighted that we have adopted this ingenious machine to help keep our market towns looking beautiful for businesses, residents and visitors.  As its name implies it really does suck up anything and everything, it is really easy to operate and makes the job much quicker and more effective.  We have moved street cleaning into the 21st century."

Residents can see a short film of the Glutton in action on Breckland Council's social media pages - search @BreckCouncil on facebook and twitter. People who spot the Glutton in their market town over the coming weeks are being invited to take a photo and post it to @breckcouncil on twitter using #gluttonnearme and the name of their town. Please check with the Glutton operator to make sure they are happy to have their photo taken, they might prefer to move out of the way! Five lucky Glutton spotters will be picked at random at the end of July and be offered three free tickets to a future draw of the Our Breckland Lottery.

The lottery is run by Breckland Council and sees 60p of every £1 ticket sold go to local good causes. There is a top prize of £25,000 each week, and in June there will also be a special one off prize of family tickets to some great Breckland attractions. More information at www.ourbrecklandlottery.co.uk.