Cleaning our streets

At Beat the Street were volunteers from Toti Conservancy, Umbogintwini Scouts and St. Mary’s Church.PHOTO: supplied
At Beat the Street were volunteers from Toti Conservancy, Umbogintwini Scouts and St. Mary’s Church.PHOTO: supplied

THE Beat the Street Clean-up took place recently, and in preparation of the clean-up campaign, Zeele Pauw and working crew from VOV Trust did a fabulous job at the Subway in Warner Beach, creating lots of open space with dead plants, branches and weeds being removed. New plants and further clean-ups along the Subway Garden to be continued in due course.

Warner Beach Preparatory Grade 6 and 7 pupils embarked on a clean-up of the school surrounding area, and approximately 60 bags were collected on the day.

Following that day, volunteers and businesses gathered together to clear verges and bushes between Warner Beach Preparatory and Pick’n Pay Winklespruit.

Despite the wet weather conditions, a well-supported campaign all in all.

Security guards were stationed at all four meeting points, safeguarding all volunteers participating. With a total of approximately 90 volunteers spread out across four meeting points, being St. Mary’s Church, Subway, RTI Pedestrian Bridge and Lincoln Steakhouse, young and old community workers managed to collect a total of approximately 230 bags of rubbish within a short period of time.

“It was a great pleasure to have had especially local businesses joining the initiative caring for what’s in front of their doorsteps.

“A massive thank you goes to the following: Pick ’n Pay Winklespruit, Fins and Tails, McClean Autowash, KFC Winklespruit, Kings Hardware, Bluff Meat Supply Kingsburgh, SuperSpar Winklespruit, Hypersure, Mike Signs, Mega Enterprises, Eden Water, Coastal Feeds, Victory Kwikspar, Sparkport Pharmacy, Indians Origin, Pam Golding Properties, K2 Electronics, St. Mary’s Church, Charles Merrington Executive Financial Services, Warnadoone Skiboat Club, Warner Beach Preparatory, Toti Conservancy, Umbogintwini Scouts, Durban South Toyota, VOV Trust, Blue Security, CCPO, ET Security, Cllr Andre Beetge, DSW, Winklespruit Surf Lifesaving Club, Amanzimtoti Cycling Club, and Shindig Event Decor and Design.

“A big thumbs-up to all co-ordinators involved: Angus Pyke, Monique de Kock, Andrew Manning, Eliese and Ray McClean,” said Pauw.

On October 27, Beat the Street Clean-up — second edition will take place.

Registration is from 7.30 am. The clean-up will commence at 8 am and conclude at 10 am. The meeting point will be St. Mary’s Church/Warner Beach Railway Bridge.

— Supplied.

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