After two decades, he feels that the two town centre parks are his personal domain and even picks up litter when he is not on duty.
“I do think of them as my parks. I love my job and love getting out and meeting people,” he said.
Rob, who is part of Stroud Town Council’s Green Spaces team, does the 8am litter shift six days a week.
In his 20 years he has found wallets and purses, which he has returned to the police station, clothing and the odd coin.
He says the amount of litter he picks up has increased significantly in the past two decades.
“It’s got much worse and is really bad on a Friday and Saturday night. In the mornings I find cans and bottles and loads of takeaway packaging,” said Rob.
Stroud Town mayor Amanda Moriarty praised Rob’s dedication to keeping the parks litter free.
“Rob is always professional and friendly and really goes that extra mile to make Stroud a nicer place to live. To mark 20 years is a tremendous achievement,” she said.