The vast majority of local councils that employed street cleaners have sacked them to save money, thanks to the feckless government. Where I live, the local Parish Council organises monthly litter collection groups of locals, the local 6th form school even gives pupils extra credit if they join in. We used to have a street cleaner, paid for out of local taxation, he did a great job to the point that there just was no litter, the council sacked him and told us we had to do it ourselves. Didn't get a cut in our council tax though, did we?
Whenever I see truly daft comments like that one I really wonder if people have just swallowed the whole "lazy public employees" thing without engaging even a single brain cell.
Or perhaps I have a modicum of observation skills and when observing scruffy, unclean council workers ponderously mooch around the high st leaving ###### which is slightly out of reach or would require them to bend over to remove I say to myself "hello a feckless worker". I would then follow that up by, an understanding of local politics aside, some people rob a living while doing a 3rd rate job and that goes for those who preserve their jobs in management by trimming those beneath them.
Whenever I see moronic comments I just assume the writer doesn't know what they are talking about, hasn't been bothered to understand the context of the comment and I assume nothing about their understanding on local council funding on street cleaning.