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It's a real Glutton for rubbish. New street cleaning device comes to Swaffham

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Paul Claussen, left, with the Glutton machine (1989306)
Paul Claussen, left, with the Glutton machine (1989306)

A new machine is coming to a street near you in Swaffham as part of efforts to keep the town clean and tidy.

Council officials say the device, called a Glutton, works like a vacuum cleaner and will suck up rubbish in its path as it goes.

The device is being used as part of Breckland Council's Market Towns initiative to promote the district's five main towns.

Paul Claussen, the district 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.”

The authority is encouraging residents to upload pictures of the Glutton while it is in use to its social media platforms.

Five people who send pictures to the council's Twitter account, using the hashtag gluttonnearme. will be chosen in July to win three free tickets to the council's recently launched Our Breckland Lottery.

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