Birmingham mum grabs camera after binmans outfit made her day – Birmingham Live

A Birmingham mum who moved to Liverpool was shocked by the massive contrast between the city’s binmen – after spotting a Liverpool council worker – dressed as a clown.

She said the binman ‘made her day’ when she spotted him on a cold and miserable morning, reports the Liverpool Echo

Amanda Parker, 46, lives on Gerneth Close in Speke near Liverpool with her six-year-old daughter.

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She previously lived in Birmingham for 23 years and was left shocked at the fun antics of a Liverpool council worker.

Early on Tuesday morning ( October 5), she spotted a binman on her close and was so surprised by what she saw she had to take a picture.

Amanda said: “I heard the binmen outside and just looked out the window and I saw him and I couldn’t stop laughing. I had to get my phone quick and took a couple of pictures.”

The astonished mum snapped the bin man wearing a clown’s multi-coloured curly wig and big red nose.

She said: “He was just waving at people and giving them a thumbs-up, and waving at the kids.

Clowing around. Liverpool binman
(Image: Amanda Parker)

“He was absolutely brilliant, honestly. It was a rubbish cold morning, miserable, and there he is Tuesday morning full of the joys of spring. It didn’t half make me laugh.

Amanda said it was a far cry from her Birmingham days. She said: “It was a massive contrast because I lived in Birmingham for 23 years, even though Liverpool is my home city, and just before I left in 2018 they’d had a bin strike for three months so there was no bin men at all. And when they did turn up they were miserable as anything.”

Binman on Liverpool Street was massive contrast to Brummie council workers
Binman on Liverpool Street was massive contrast to Brummie council workers
(Image: Amanda Parker)

She added that the kids on the close who saw the Liverpudlian binman “absolutely loved him. He’s boss, he deserves an award

Amanda’s photo of the comical binman was posted up on a Speke Facebook group and received over 200 likes.

One woman replied: “Aww he done this last week as well, we all loved it x”.

Another posted: “He honestly made my day”.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Amanda added: “I’d not seen him like that before but quite a few people have said he was like that the week before as well. He’s going to make himself famous isn’t he?

“My neighbour’s kids saw him, a couple of doors down, and they were just made up and he was waving at them. They were chuffed.”

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