‘Chip in’ to garden at station

2015-05-06 09:30
A Metro Rail security guard carries bags of rubbish collected along the railway line in Harfield Village during last year’s clean-up day. 

Greg Player

A Metro Rail security guard carries bags of rubbish collected along the railway line in Harfield Village during last year’s clean-up day. PHOTO: Greg Player

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The Friends of Harfield Parks are set to get the railway lines in “shipshape” condition.

The annual railway line clean-up will take place on Sunday 17 May at 08:30.

A number of local businesses and individuals have offered to sponsor one worker each for the day as well as some snacks for those participating.

However, the Friends are in need of a few more workers and sponsors.

Landscape and gardening services are also encouraged to “chip in”. The organisation needs more weed eaters for the day and anyone interested can email gail@oggi.co.za or just pitch up on the day.

Gail Brown, chairperson of the Friends, says Oggi, a local business, is sponsoring one weed eater and the Harfield Village Association another.

“We also need some bottles of water and cooldrinks to keep the troops hydrated,” she says.

Those who are interested must note that the Friends will be working on the aloe garden at the Kenilworth station entrance, “so if you are a gardener there will be plenty to do”.

What is still needed

A prize for the lucky draw, some more snacks and drinks for the workers, a photographer to record the day’s events, money to fund some more workers, a bakkie and driver to collect the black bags and take them to the central collection point at Kenilworth station, a few more manned weed eaters (including petrol), aloes, vygies, logs, bricks, stone chips and vibracrete slabs for the garden.

“We ask as many businesses and residents as possible to step forward for this worthwhile project that makes such a difference to our area,” Brown urges

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