South Hams Council has banned road sweeper Peter Vickery from displaying a Comic Relief red nose on his road sweeper’s van.
The council claims it can’t be seen to favour any charity and says no there should be no personalisation of council vehicles.
Peter told the Herald Express: “It seems all wrong. I had to take the red nose off and put it on my car which sits around in the depot all day so no one will see it.”
A council spokesperson said: “Council vehicles should not be personalised and this includes attaching a Red Nose.
“Red Nose Day is a lot of fun, one of many really worthwhile causes but we cannot be seen to support one charity above another.”