Search on for best street
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.
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’’.