Sup­port sought to clean up town

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

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.

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