REVIEW OF THE YEAR: Council staff congratulated for prompt clean-up

WHEN disaster struck in November, Fenland District Council staff were swiftly on hand to help out. When a mini tornado ripped through Whittlesey one Saturday night, council cleansing staff gave up their Sunday morning to clear up the debris left behind in

WHEN disaster struck in November, Fenland District Council staff were swiftly on hand to help out.

When a mini tornado ripped through Whittlesey one Saturday night, council cleansing staff gave up their Sunday morning to clear up the debris left behind in its wake.

The mini tornado blew chimney pots, roof tiles and slates off roofs and blew town trees in Market Street, Queen Street, High Causeway, Broad Street and Whitmore Street.

Dedicated cleansing forman Ted Harold and member of his staff, Roger Burgess were out on the streets early on Sunday morning clearing the streets of building materials that were liberally strewn around the town.


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Cllr Peter Murphy, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for the environment, said at the time: "Our staff are to be congratulated for taking the initiative and clearing up the tornado-affected streets in the town. They gave up their own time because they havd a strong sense of pride in the town. They deserve our thanks.

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