Hundreds of volunteers from all parts of the community took part in the “Spring Clean-up” held in Nottingham Road and surrounds on Saturday. The brief was to remove litter off the streets, from water, bushes, drains and down embankments, and generally clean up the area. Apparently more than 1000 large bags were filled.
Team members then came along in trucks and collected the sealed bags from the roadside.
This is one of the community initiatives held from time to time, supported by local businesses, volunteers and land owners, to instil civic pride and spruce up the area.
Garth from The Meander Chronicle worked with two youngsters who attend the local Shea O’Connor Combined School near Nottingham Road. Luyando Khumalo and Liam Chataika got stuck in and were cool guys to work with, making the three-decade gap between them and the “madala” rather obvious. Together they picked litter in the section of the R103 from Michaelhouse up towards Notties, until they had filled their bags.
There were similar small groups working in sections right along the R103 towards Rosetta.
There was a festive vibe and a sense of community spirit as everyone got stuck in on a lovely, warm Spring day.