Hereford & Worcester

Binman disciplined after defecating in resident's driveway

A binman who defecated on a resident's driveway has been disciplined.

The incident happened at a property in the village of Ryall, Worcestershire.

The resident, who did not want to be named, decided to complain because twice previously a refuse collector has urinated in the same place on his driveway.

Malvern Hills District Council chief executive, Chris Bocock, has said he will be meeting with the resident to offer a personal apology.

Mr Bocock said: "As soon as the incident was reported to us by the customer we accepted full responsibility and took immediate action by sending out an operative to make sure the area was cleaned and sanitised."

The council said the issue of a lack of toilet facilities for staff who are on the road all day is "a sensitive one, particularly in rural areas".

A spokesperson said the council is reviewing current practices to see if any improvements can be made.

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