A COUNCIL sent two workmen to clear autumn leaves — in a wood.
A dog-walker stumbled upon the bizarre scene of blowers being used on a woodland path overlooked by a tree canopy.
She posted a video of the “pointless” task online and said: “Ironically, I went out for a walk because my neighbour started using a leaf-blower and I was trying to work.
“As I walked through the woodland, the peace was broken by the familiar noise of another leaf-blower.
“I couldn’t believe when I saw it was a council worker. I was inclined to say to him, ‘Isn’t this really pointless?’. It is a well-kept area of woodland and I know the council is proud of it — but this seemed like a waste of time and resources.”
People on social media described the task seen in the footage at Branksome Park Wood in Poole, Dorset, as “pure insanity”.
But a council employee also commented and seemed to suggest the leaves were cleared in case they got slippery and became unsafe.
User Beverley Wright posted: “Totally ridiculous but no doubt the council are covering their backsides should someone slip and decide to sue.”
Nina Manning wrote: “The leaves are the very essence of autumn, he is removing the essence.”
The local council was approached for comment.
Source: The Sun