WASTE COLLECTION CREW PRAISED FOR HELPING RESIDENT AFTER FALL

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2 bin men on the Isle of Wight have been praised for rescuing a woman who had fallen at home.

Amey workers Alex Wright and Kieran Hartnell were on their waste collection round in Freshwater when they heard desperate cries for help.

After investigating they found a woman lying on the floor unable to get up. She said she had been there for several hours.

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Kieran said:

“We did what anyone else would of done in this situation.

“I’m glad we were there to help the resident as in such times who knows when someone else may have been along to assist her as she was unable to seek help herself.

“We would do the same for anyone and are just happy we were able to do our bit for the community, but most importantly that the lady is doing very well.”

Alex said:

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“We collect from the area every week and do often notice things that may be out of place.

“On the day we saw a dog stood at the bottom of some steps barking a lot and thought something wasn’t right. When we got to the steps, we could hear someone shouting for help.

“We discovered the cries were coming from a house with the door open, so we ensured our hands were sanitised and asked if she was happy we came inside to help her.

“We helped lift her from the ground and into a chair, and she explained she had fallen and had been there for several hours.”

The resident was so grateful for their assistance that she contacted their bosses to praise their actions. She said she didn’t know what she would have done without them.

Cllr Steve Hastings, Cabinet member for recycling and waste, said:

“Without the intervention of Kieran and Alex, the situation could have been a lot worse, and we are very proud of their actions.

“The council’s waste and recycling service visit every property across the Isle of Wight every week, and on occasion come across situations where they go above and beyond their normal work.”

Paul Southall, the account director for Amey on the Island, added:

“We run a staff rewards scheme within Amey and will ensure both Kieran and Alex are recognised for their actions in helping a member of the local community in these unprecedented times.”

 

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The judge
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The bin men not taking the rubbish and putting stickers on bags today,Time to fly tip

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Bin bags with stickers on everywhere in cowes.WTF?

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This will encourage fly tipping?what do you think?

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And your not aloud to take general waste to the tip!!!

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I ask the bin men why are you putting stickers on the bags and the said the council have told them to leave excess waste and put a sticker on it!!!This is a bloody joke.wheres the common sense?

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Bags rip open corona virus tissues,ppe masks & gloves,nappies,dog poo etc all over our streets!!!

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Well done Lads,Stay safe

Bob
Bob
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Well done – good work!

Bottleless Bob
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All very well putting stickers on scammers bags. So they should.

BUT then the IWC do nothing about it and Island roads come and take it all away.
Complete underuse of the word ‘pathetic’.
This council are an utter waste of space when it comes to waste on IoW.
And those who can do something aren’t even furloughed on 100% but sit doing nothing about issues like this on 100% pay.
Our money!!

Miss Nursey
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Well done, I hope the Elderly lady made a good recovery as she was probably shaken up after a fall, Thank goodness for kind people like those lads x

Sunnydaze
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All crews waste & garden waste are really appreciated….especially from me & guess many others on the island…thanks for keeping going for us

Island resident
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Come on guys not the place to argue about stickers on bins how about give these lads abit of praise for helping the lady?
Well done lads! Just proves there are decent people around!

Boris j
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My god why can’t people just praise these 2 guys for what they have done….they r hero’s probably saved that elderly women life….but no some dicks on here have put a crappie comment

Vicky
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Love our bin men, there hands are tied if council have told them not take eccess but in all fairness I have seen places with about 30 to 40 bin bags outside, that’s a piss take really., these lads go out everyday picking up our shit and barely get the recognition they deserve,

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Oh get over your selves this is not the place to complain about bins!
Well done lads

Barry
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Well done to the two chaps. I live in Carisbrooke & have never had a problem with our refuge collectors. They do a great job – thanks chaps…

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