Denby two-year-old’s bin lorry dream to come true

Ed Tout, 2 and brother Jacob, 10. Ed is crazy aboiut garbage trucks and the council have agreed to send one to his house for his birthday in November.
Ed Tout, 2 and brother Jacob, 10. Ed is crazy aboiut garbage trucks and the council have agreed to send one to his house for his birthday in November.
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A truck mad youngster will see his all of his dreams come true - when Amber Valley Borough Council send a real rubbish lorry to his house on his birthday.

Two-year-old, Edward Tout from Denby, is so obsessed with the vehicles that his older brother, Jacob, ten, suggested they get him a ride in one for his upcoming birthday.

His mum, Rachel, got in touch with the environment directorate at Amber Valley Borough Council to ask if they could do this and, to the family’s surprise, they said yes.

She said: “Ed is just crazy about garbage trucks and watches videos of them on YouTube every day.

“We were talking with his older brother one day about what we could do for his brother’s birthday and he said, why don’t you get him a ride in a garbage truck?

“We thought it would never happen but we decided to give it a try.

“We got in touch with Amber Valley who were fantastic about the idea and agreed to arrange a very special treat for our birthday boy - a real life garbage truck to visit him at his home on his birthday.

“He is also having a ‘rubbish party’ with a very special garbage truck cake made by Heanor firm Mirage and, as it turns out, the guy who will be making his cake used to be a bin man as well”

The family say they had only heard of young children being allowed to sit in fire engines and police cars at major events but decided they didn’t have anything to lose by asking the question.

And a few phone calls and several emails later Amber Valley Borough Council agreed to arrange the visit.

“When they said yes we couldn’t quite believe it ourselves but they said it wasn’t a request they get very often!

“I have to say the people I’ve dealt with have been totally accommodating - they asked which garbage truck would he like to come to his house and what day and time suited us! They even offered to come on a Sunday if we wanted,” said Rachel.

“We are beyond grateful for everything they are doing for us.” she added.