Leeds community litter picker retires

Tommy Fitzgerald.

Tommy Fitzgerald.

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After 17 years of service, community litter picker Tommy Fitzgerald is hanging up his brush and retiring.

Tommy has worked for Leeds City Council from 1994 and has been a permanent fixture in Chapel Allerton ever since where his happy disposition has made him many friends and acquaintances.

As thanks for his years of hard work, Tommy was lauded with a special “thank you” lunch at Casa Mia Coffee Shop on Stainbeck Lane in the area he wielded his brush.

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Joining him were family, friends and well-wishers from the local community.

Tommy said of his career: “The people have been the best thing, it is a very friendly set of people in Chapel Allerton.

“I’ve worked for Leeds City Council for years and they do a great job with limited resources as well as being a very friendly set of people.”

Now that he has retired, Tommy will now look to spend more time bowling. Pictured are councillors, collegues and business people applauding Tommy.

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