Clean up day to keep the scene tidy

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times | News -

PEO­PLE are be­ing en­cour­aged to get their hands dirty in an ef­fort to clean up the Pem­ber­ton sur­rounds.

Kathy Bar­rett-Len­nard and her hus­band Don Webster have started host­ing Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful clean-ups, reg­is­tered through their busi­ness Peo­ple and Par­cel Movers, and are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to get in­volved.

They held an in­for­mal cleanup on Sun­day and will hold an­other on Septem­ber 17 from the Grays Road turn-off on Vasse High­way into Pem­ber­ton.

“We then reg­is­tered with Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful, who also put us in touch with MainRoads,” Mr Webster said.

“The ad­van­tage of be­ing in­volved with Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful is they pro­vided us with vests, gloves, bags and tongs.”

Ms Bar­rett-Len­nard said the most com­mon lit­ter they found on the side of roads was cof­fee cups, cans, sand­wich pack­ets, plas­tic bags and take-away pack­ag­ing.

“We’re hop­ing that by do­ing this, as peo­ple pass this pris­tine area, they are less in­clined to lit­ter,” she said.

She added peo­ple could help keep the re­gion lit­ter-free by main­tain­ing the kerbs out­side their houses.

“If you can’t come along on the week­end, help us by not lit­ter­ing and tak­ing care of the area around your own home,” she said.

To get in­volved with the cleanup on Sun­day, call Ms Bar­ret­tLen­nard on 0448 544 784.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Kathy Bar­rett-Len­nard and Don Webster are wel­com­ing peo­ple to join them on their Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful road­side clean-up out­side Pem­ber­ton on Sun­day.

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