Hilton One-Hour Warriors clean up and help restore World’s View

2015-01-26 00:00

HILTON residents armed with brooms, lawn mowers and gardening gear ­descended upon World’s View on ­Saturday as part of the One-Hour ­Warrior clean-up group.

Children, parents and grandparents gathered at World’s View at 8.30 am to attack overgrown bushes and weeds with their herbicides and weed whackers. Others were tasked with painting fences and cleaning off the infamous graffiti that was sprayed onto the World’s View site wall last December.

Hilton local Colin Scott brought along his high-pressure hose and scoured the silver graffiti off all four walls at the site.

World’s View committee member Ellie Hamilton said she was impressed with the number of people who had showed up to help beautify the area.

“We have had an incredible turnout from the locals,” said Hamilton.

World’s View Conservation vice chairperson and founder of One-Hour Warriors Pat Wilkinson said more than 20 Hilton residents arrived to help with the cleanup on Saturday morning.

“I was very happy with the turnout and it was all great fun,” she said.

“Everybody did what they were able to do. There was a great sense of comradery and it was just a lovely morning.”

Wilkinson said the Warriors’ next project would be to clear up the flower beds along Old Howick Road in early February.

Hilton resident Jeremy Upfold said he hated to see the area go to wrack and ruin, and had to do something to clean it up and restore it.

World’s View Committee member Howard Richardson said he had arrived at the site an hour early, at 7.30 am to start hacking away at weeds and alien plants.

“We are cleaning up all the bug weed and all the invasive alien plants so you can see the old Voortrekker road,” he said.

As the community worked tirelessly to clean the area, a table with coffee, tea, juice and cupcakes was set up in the shade for a sweet treat during a shady break.

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