Upper Hunter Shire Council thanks the 50 people who joined Clean Up Australia Day Activities in Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone on Sunday 5 March, as well as the hundreds of school children who were cleaning up their neighbourhoods on Friday.
In Scone, with help from the Scouts, the clean up resulted in 16 bags of rubbish collected. With the barbecue washed out, volunteers were thanked with a free voucher for refreshments at a Scone café as well as a voucher for a free tip entry which went to all our volunteers.
Mayor Wayne Bedggood and Cr Ron Campbell joined the Merriwa clean up, which was led by the Merriwa Progress Association.
In Murrurundi, the volunteers were led by the local Landcare group, Pages River Warriors and concentrated their efforts around the road to the waste depot, the entrances to town and around the Visitor Information Centre.
Schools Clean Up day was also held last Friday involving some of our younger participants in a practical lesson about litter.
Clean Up Australia Day is run nationally in March to highlight the problems created by rubbish, and giving the community power to improve the community environment. Under this year’s theme of When the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on, over 5000 sites were registered nationally for the weekend clean up.
Over the last 26 years the national campaign has been run, volunteers have donated more than 31 million hours at over 166,000 locations across the Country.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.