Upper Hunter Shire Council representatives and residents of Doyle Street, Satur, met this morning to discuss the ongoing care of the extensive community garden on 160 metres of median strip.
The abundant street appeal has largely been thanks to ten years of volunteering by locals including Muriel King and her neighbours who have planted and cared for hundreds of hardy Lady O’s, nandinas, gardenias and lavender.
Upper Hunter Shire Council has willingly assisted this ‘green’ team over the years including setting up a drip irrigation system, removing dead trees and providing plants, mulch and gravel.
Recently at the request of Mrs King, Council has agreed to take on more of the responsibility for the bigger jobs in the garden including hedging.
Council staff and Deputy Mayor Maurice Collison met with the some of the neighbours today to discuss what work was needed and to thank the volunteers for their many years of efforts.
“Council could never offer the same level of service to an urban area as a committed group of locals can, but we will do our best,” Cr Collison said.
“This sort of partnership between community and Council is how things get done successfully.”
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
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.