Wick­ham a tidy State fi­nal­ist

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Wick­ham is in the run­ning for yet an­other award for keep­ing the streets clean thanks to the ef­forts of the com­mu­nity and lo­cal Tidy Towns group.

The town has been nom­i­nated as a State fi­nal­ist for lit­ter pre­ven­tion and waste man­age­ment.

Wick­ham Tidy Towns pres­i­dent Brett Ball said it was an­other feather in the cap for the group.

“The com­mu­nity gets be­hind us all the time,” he said.

“Since 2012 when we started up we’ve man­aged to be in the State fi­nals ev­ery year.

“Our high­light was 2013 when we got a State award for gen­eral ap­pear­ance, but ev­ery year it gets tougher and tougher.”

Wick­ham Tidy Towns has re­cently had sev­eral new ad­di­tions, in­clud­ing a stor­age trailer for the bar­be­cue and shade equip­ment and new li­cense plates to raise funds for the com­mu­nity.

Kelly Nunn hatched the idea to get the li­cense plates be­liev­ing it would help lift the town’s iden­tity.

“We did a bit of mar­ket re­search on what iden­ti­fies Wick­ham and ba­si­cally we got back the truck, the train and the ship at the en­try state­ment so we thought lets in­cor­po­rate that into a logo,” she said.

“They’ve gone to lots of ex-Wick­ham res­i­dents and all over the place but are re­ally avail­able to any­one who wants one.

“We have set aside a bit of value on each plate which will get do­nated to the Wick­ham Pri­mary P and C and the rest we’ll put into grants fund­ing for com­mu­nity groups.”

Mrs Nunn said any­one want­ing a num­ber plate could go to the Wick­ham Tidy Towns Facebook page.

The next clean up will be at 8am on June 11, with groups able to raise money through the bags for bucks pro­gram by help­ing out.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Wick­ham Tidy Towns mem­ber Kelly Nunn and pres­i­dent Brett Ball.

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