Mayor cautions kids to pick up
INDIGO mayor and Beechworth councillor Jenny O’Connor has encouraged young people using the Beechworth skate park near the former Beechworth railway station to clean up and put rubbish in nearby bins.
Mayor O’Connor said reports of a lot of plastic bottles, milk cartons and packets left around the skate park last weekend were “really disappointing”.
“We really encourage the people who use these and other community amenities to look after them,” she said.
“Even if some of the young are irresponsible about rubbish, their peers need to tell them to keep it clean so the community doesn’t get a bad impression of them.”
Cr O’Connor said council staff were the people who had to clean up after those who dropped rubbish in the skate park.
“These staff all could use their time more effectively rather than picking up this litter,” she said.
“Most young people are really concerned about the environment.
“This is a good chance for them to show that they mean it.”
LITTER: Some of the extensive rubbish fouling the Beechworth skate park last weekend.