Fun walk tidies up beaches

2010-12-07 00:00

THE Southport Community Safety Organisation and the Southport Sector Crime Forum on Saturday hosted a fun walk and clean-up campaign that began at Banana beach and ended at Southport main beach.

The objective was to clean up as much rubbish as possible and to create awareness among residents of how they can all play a part in keeping the area safe and tidy.

Organiser John Irven of the Southport Community Safety Organisation said the initiative was well supported, and about 50 members of the community had taken part.

“It was absolutely awesome.”

Irven added that events like clean-ups are important in uniting a community.

“What we are trying to do here is put the community back into community policing,” he said.

“We wanted to show everybody how important it is to make the beaches and the surrounding areas look acceptable and pleasant for the people who visit our coast at this time of year.”

Irven gave special thanks to the chairperson of the Southport Sector Crime Forum, Hal Leigh, the SA Police Force and Ugu South Coast Tourism for the role they had played in making Saturday’s clean-up a a success.

Volunteers of the Emmanuel Community Centre helped to clean the area surrounding Port Shepstone’s municipal buildings.

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