Doesn’t he scrub up well! Norwich window cleaner cleans up region’s grubby road signs

Jacob Conneely, owner of Total Window Cleaning Services, has been cleaning Norfolk's dirty road sign

Jacob Conneely, owner of Total Window Cleaning Services, has been cleaning Norfolk's dirty road signs for free. Picture: Jacob Conneely - Credit: Archant

A 22-year-old window cleaner from Norwich has taken matters into his own hands after spotting a school sign covered in dirt, and now has almost 20 under his belt.

Rider Haggard Road, Heatsease. Picture: Jacob Conneely

Rider Haggard Road, Heatsease. Picture: Jacob Conneely - Credit: Archant

Jacob Conneely, who owns Total Window Cleaning Services, was working at a property next to a 20mph school sign last month that couldn't be seen so decided to give it a quick clean.

The youngster received positive feedback from his customer so decided to take on Norfolk's unsightly signs.

He has cleaned 19 at present across the county, for no payment, including Mousehould Avenue, Norwich, Rider Haggard Road, Heartsease and Cannerby Lane, Sprowston.

Mr Conneely said: 'I roughly do one a day or every other day depending on where I'm working, and time between jobs.'

Gurney Lane, Cringleford. Picture: Jacob Conneely

Gurney Lane, Cringleford. Picture: Jacob Conneely - Credit: Archant


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The Norwich entrepreneur started his business with the help of The Prince's Trust which run a young business grant.

He added: 'It involved a week long course about running a business and writing a business plan followed by a board meeting where you have to present your business to apply for a grant, and upon being accepted you receive a business mentor for two years.'

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White Woman Lane, Old Catton. Picture: Jacob Conneely

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Cannerby Lane, Sprowston. Picture: Jacob Conneely

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Mousehold Avenue, Norwich. Picture: Jacob Conneely

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