Lums­den’s roads get a spring spruce-up


South­land branch mem­bers of the Mo­tor Car­a­van As­so­ci­a­tion chose Lums­den as the lo­ca­tion of their an­nual spring clean this year.

Or­gan­iser Els Wilson of Gore said 30 peo­ple in 14 mo­torhomes from all over South­land spent a cou­ple of hours clean­ing up the roads lead­ing into the town on Satur­day.

‘‘We chose Lums­den this year be­cause we have a NZMCA park site here for our self-con­tained ve­hi­cles and the peo­ple al­ways wel­come us.’’

The mem­bers wanted to do some­thing for the com­mu­nity which had wel­comed them.

‘‘We started north of the town by the Oreti River bridge, walk­ing along the road­sides, pick­ing up waste.

‘‘Then we went to the 100kmh sign on the Gore en­trance to the town, with the south end be­ing the last sec­tion cov­ered.’’

Glenys Miller from In­ver­cargill walked the cy­cle trail from the bridge to the town and was pleas­antly sur­prised to find only one choco­late wrap­per on the track.

‘‘The main types of rub­bish were con­tain­ers from food out­lets such as cof­fee cups, pie pack­ets, milk shake con­tain­ers and other food wrap­pers, milk con­tain­ers, as well as plas­tic and glass bot­tles, on the road­sides where peo­ple have fin­ished eat­ing and threw their rub­bish out the win­dow.

‘‘We found the town it­self was beau­ti­fully clean,’’ Wilson said.

‘‘We found the town it­self was beau­ti­fully clean.’’

Hur­ley's Fly Fish­ing owner Gavin Hur­ley NZ Mo­tor Car­a­van As­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Els Wilson

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