Search on for best street

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL SPORT - By CHE BAKER

Trim the hedges and water the plants. The hunt is on to find the best-look­ing street in Alexan­dra and Clyde. Keep Alexan­dra Clyde Beau­ti­ful mem­ber Chris­tine But­ler said judg­ing was set to be­gin for the group’s an­nual ‘‘Best Street Com­pe­ti­tion’’. Mrs But­ler and Omakau Garden Club pres­i­dent Erin Tam­blyn would be vis­it­ing streets in the two towns be­tween Fe­bru­ary 18 and 23 to find the best street and the best cul-de-sac. The judges would be look­ing for well-kept sec­tions and gar­dens. Un­tidy sec­tions with dry verges ‘‘don’t help a street’’, Mrs But­ler said. De­spite water charg­ing changes res­i­dents should still water verges as it would not cost any more than it used to, Mrs But­ler said. ‘‘Really there is no ex­cuse for peo­ple not to water them. ‘‘We need to keep our towns look­ing beau­ti­ful. We want peo­ple to come and keep peo­ple em­ployed in the town,’’ Mrs But­ler said. Past cul-de-sac win­ners in­cluded Fir Close and Bod­kin Rd, in Alexan­dra, and Wal­nut Grove and Old Golf Course Rd of­ten stood out in the best­street sec­tion. Last year’s best street was awarded to Aronui Rd, in Alexan­dra. ‘‘The houses and gar­dens were beau­ti­fully kept,’’ Mrs But­ler said. The top street in each sec­tion would have a sign in­stalled un­der their street signs to show they were the win­ners.

Photo: CHE BAKER 627564337

Ster­ling streets: Keep Alexan­dra Clyde Beau­ti­ful mem­ber Chris­tine But­ler will be pound­ing the pave­ment later this month to judge the group’s an­nual ‘‘Best Street Com­pe­ti­tion’’.

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