Mayor cau­tions kids to pick up

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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.

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