CCTV footage shows the ‘disgusting behaviour’ of a worker urinating in the street in broad daylight while another man litters an area residents have worked tirelessly to clean up.

The video has shocked members of East Park Neighbourhood Watch group who have been trying to keep Shear Brow, East Park Road and The Croft tidy with skips for people to dump rubbish in while carrying out regular litter picks.

The group said the incident took place on Monday afternoon between 1.30pm and 2pm on The Croft. Footage shows a man getting out of a branded works car and urinating on the side of the road while another man opens his door and food packaging blows out onto the street.

A lifelong resident of The Croft, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “It was about 1.30pm when I saw the car had pulled up. I went in to do some work and looked out of my lounge and they had gone but there was food rubbish and packaging there.

“I went to the business on the corner and asked if she could look at the CCTV.

“She was so embarrassed when she saw the man urinating on the road.

“I was shocked by it. He should be a bit discreet especially in broad daylight. He had no shame about what he has done. Then the rubbish went out of the car and they just drove off.”

He added that the community or shop workers should not be cleaning up after them.

He said: “We have 70 or 80 residents in our voluntary group trying to make sure the area is as clean as it can be.

“We are investing between £1,500 to 2,000 to jet wash the area, buying grit as the nearest grit bin from the council is 200m away so we don’t want people walking that distance to get some.

“Everyone is doing their bit to try and keep things tidy but when visitors from outside the neighbourhood are coming into our area and doing this, it is wrong.

“All we ask is that they respect and behave as they would do if they were in their own neighbourhood.

“We have no issues with people visiting the shops to get food but put their rubbish away.

“The council and police have said they are looking into it.”

Cllr Jim Smith, who deals with environment on Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “It is absolutely disgusting behaviour as how hard is it to put the rubbish in the bin?

“Urinating in a public place is a criminal offence and I want to thank neighbourhood groups like this one for bringing it to our attention. They are trying to make Blackburn and Darwen a better place.”

Sayyed Osman, director at Blackburn with Darwen Council, wrote in Twitter: “Shocking and quite disgusting. Looks like they’ve bought food from a takeaway close by and sat in the car to eat."