A new warden cleaning the streets of Myland has been so busy that his hours are set to be doubled.

Herbert Duin was employed by Myland Parish Council to work 15 hours a week on December 3, using funds from the parish precept.

But now the council is looking to find funding to increase his hours to 30 a week.

The parish is also set to pay £3,500 to buy ten new bins, which Mr Duin will empty, in a bid to clear the mountain of rubbish in the area.

Parish councillor Martin Goss said employing Mr Duin to empty the bins would work out cheaper than asking Colchester Council to do so, as the authority would charge £800 a year per bin.

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