Litter bugs warned

2018-02-06 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedAt the railway reserve clean-up are (from left) Frank Kamwachale, Liam Lyle and Kealan Lyle.

PHOTO: suppliedAt the railway reserve clean-up are (from left) Frank Kamwachale, Liam Lyle and Kealan Lyle.

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THE railway reserve that runs through Hillcrest is used regularly by cyclists and walkers with their dogs. It is an open space in the centre of a busy “city” and needs to be preserved and cared for.

However, this once-beautiful stretch of land is quickly turning into an eyesore with illegal dumping and litter. Keep Hillcrest Beautiful chairperson Marge Mitchell said: “The problem of littering in eThekwini is a major one. The rail line through the village is a convenient dumping site. This dumped rubbish seems to be nobody’s responsibility, but creates an eyesore and a health hazard.

“We ask that all who live, work and visit Hillcrest refrain from using the rail reserve as a private dump site. Can we all ensure that the rail reserve be turned into an asset to Hillcrest, for its residents and visitors and commercial enterprises. All benefit from a litter-free, healthy and beautiful environment.”

Mitchell offered thanks to the Hillcrest Park Neighbourhood Watch members, who with their team cleaned up a large area of the rail reserve. “This clean-up is invaluable. The reserve is used by the Umgeni Steam Railway, who run their train to Inchanga every month, which is often an attraction for visitors from abroad, and thanks to the effort from Shaun Lyle, chairperson of neighbourhood watch, the line is not a disgrace.”

She urged members of the community to keep the area clean and litter-free at all times.


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