Support sought to clean up town
In the hope of cleaning up Tokoroa two residents are on a mission to organise a clean-up day.
Ross and Pauline Julian have made it their personal mission to rid the town of litter, especially pieces of shattered glass.
The husband and wife team are in the planning stages of the Clean Up Tokoroa day and are hoping for more help from the community.
Mr Julian, an advocate for a clean environment, has been picking up rubbish including broken pieces of wood, plastic and glass, in and around alleyways on Balmoral Dr, Weka Pl and Kelso St for many years.
When asked if he thought litter was an increasing issue in Tokoroa, Mr Ross said: ‘‘I have been walking the streets picking up rubbish for years, I don’t know. It’s the same.’’ However, the plans are still in the infancy stage. Mrs Julian said last week they had notified a number of community-based agencies of their plans including Tokoroa police and South Waikato District Council but were appealing for more help.
Though a date has not been finalised, the Clean Up Tokoroa day will be held in March.
If you would like more information or would like to lend your support contact Ross and Pauline on 07 886 8818.