Join clean-up bid

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

COM­MU­NITY groups, in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses in the Town of Vic­to­ria Park have been en­cour­aged to keep a lit­ter-free neigh­bour­hood.

The Adopt-a-Spot pro­gram, run by Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful WA, en­cour­ages com­mu­nity-fo­cused or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als to keep their lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment clean by adopt­ing a site in the area to keep lit­ter-free.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan has called on res­i­dents to get in­volved in cre­at­ing a lit­ter-free com­mu­nity.

“The Adopt-a-Spot pro­gram en­cour­ages en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity and gives lo­cals the op­por­tu­nity to sup­port the Town in its lit­ter clean-up ef­forts,” he said.

“Re­search sug­gests that lit­tered ar­eas are more likely to at­tract other anti-so­cial be­hav­iours such as graf­fiti and van­dal­ism, so tack­ling the lit­ter­ing issue is im­por­tant for com­mu­nity safety as well as en­vi­ron­men­tal health.”

Visit www.vic­to­ri­a­park.wa.gov.au/res­i­dents/adopt-spot-pro­gram or call the Adopta-Spot Pro­gram co-ordinator on 6467 5339.

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