Thursday 27 April 2017

Binmen treat two-year-old fan Jack with truck tour

Jack Beswick, two, with - from left to right - binmen Paul Hardy, Keith Holden and Michael Plant (Durham County Council/PA)
Jack Beswick, two, with - from left to right - binmen Paul Hardy, Keith Holden and Michael Plant (Durham County Council/PA)

The father of a two-year-old boy who loves the weekly visit of the bin lorry has praised the crew after they gave his son a day to remember.

Jack Beswick, from Durham, was given a toy wagon and invited for a closer look at a cab at the council depot after he struck up a rapport with the binmen.

His father Aaron Beswick said: "He knows to expect them every Tuesday morning and as soon as he hears the wagon approaching, he starts shouting 'the binmen, the binmen.'

"Jack'll then run to the window and jump on to the couch so he can see them."

The little boy was surprised last week when the crew dropped off a present for him.

Mr Beswick added: "The binman was so polite and asked if he could leave the present.

"Jack absolutely loves it and has barely put it down since.

"The crew went beyond the call of duty and they've made one little boy very happy."

Driver Paul Hardy said: "We've got used to seeing Jack sat at his window over the past few weeks.

"Because he enjoys watching us so much, the lads thought it'd be nice to club together and get him a little something."

Jack and family were also invited to Durham County Council's depot in Peterlee so he could have a look inside a wagon.

Mr Beswick said: "Jack loved seeing all the wagons, it was like a dream coming true for him visiting the depot and it was hard bringing him away."

Oliver Sherratt, the council's head of direct services, said: "We were delighted to show Jack around the depot, which is an amazing place to be if you like big trucks."

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