Video: Bin crews receive messages of thanks and pictures from North Kesteven households

So many people stepped onto their doorsteps, stood in their gardens or hung out of their windows to clap, cheer, bang pans and drums or hoot their horns around Sleaford and surrounding villages again last night (Thursday) to show their support for NHS staff on the front line against Covid-19, carers and all the other key workers helping to keep the country running through this crisis.

In this second nationwide show of thanks numbers possibly swelled into what is becoming a weekly act of celebration and thanks.

Not forgetting the bin collection crews, North Kesteven District Council posted on Facebook yesterday showing all the messages of thanks their teams have recieved.

They posted a video on social media showing all the pictures adorning their depot.

A spokesman said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with support from residents across the district.”

They said: “Our refuse team have received some great thanks from our residents over the past few weeks, which has really lifted their spirits during this difficult time.

“So, we’ve come up with an idea to get everyone’s creative hats on.

“Leave us a thank you by creating a picture.

Children's thank you messages have cheered up busy NKDC bin men and women. EMN-200304-101658001

“If a refuse truck could take you anywhere right now, whether it drives (or even flies) - where would you go?

“Leave it on your bin and our refuse team will collect them to share on our website and social media channels each week.

“P.S Pop your name, area and age on if you wish.”

They have received lots of pictures in response.

A thank you message to NKDC bin crews. EMN-200304-101709001

One resident commenting: “My daughter put one in our window this week and knocked in the window when they came round.”

Meanwhile James Waddingham of Sleaford fire crew posted a request for children to send in their pictures to post in the windows of their station.

He said: “We’d like to ask you, our community, to help brighten up our station.

“We would love to have some of your #rainbow #sunshine pictures. We want to display them in our station, to spread some cheer.

A note to cheer on the key workers. EMN-200304-101719001

“Please send us a photo of your art so we can print them off.

“We are trying to fill all of the highlighted yellow windows with rainbows. So please keep sending them in.”

Send them to @sleafordfire

Can you help fill these Sleaford fire station windows marked in yellow? EMN-200304-102058001