Lions call to keep play­ground clean

McIvor Times - - NEWS - By LACH­LAN DURL­ING

HEATH­COTE Lions Club has hit out at lazy lo­cals leav­ing rub­bish in the Bar­rack Re­serve play­ground area.

Par­ents said they’ve no­ticed an in­crease of rub­bish in the area in­clud­ing cig­a­rette butts and pack­ag­ing, and Lions mem­bers have had enough.

“An is­sue such as this would be a dif­fer­ent story if there weren’t any bins nearby, but there re­ally isn’t an ex­cuse,” Lions Club mem­ber Greg Speirs said.

“While the ma­jor­ity of the main­ten- ance is done by coun­cil, if I no­tice any rub­bish or any­thing when­ever I’m go­ing past, I al­ways stop and tidy it up.

“We take it as a bit of an obli­ga­tion to keep it tidy for the town.”

A City of Greater Bendigo spokesper­son said if lo­cals see a mess in the park to re­port it.

“Res­i­dents are re­minded that if they see an is­sue with the park to con­tact coun­cil on 5434 6000 to re­port the prob­lem,” the spokesper­son said.

“How­ever if mem­bers of the com­mu­nity wit­ness peo­ple mak­ing a mess in th­ese ar­eas they should call the po­lice and re­port it as it’s a le­gal is­sue.”

Coun­cil also said the in­stal­la­tion of CCTV cam­eras in the area would be un­vi­able.

“The in­fra­struc­ture is ex­pen­sive to in­stall, main­tain and mon­i­tor and there’s no guar­an­tee it would solve the is­sue,” coun­cil said.

And while on the park, the fly­ing fox is said to be re­turn­ing soon.

It was taken down for main­te­nance by City of Greater Bendigo and Mr Speirs said he has it on good au­thor­ity it’ll be up and run­ning again soon.

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