Brigade helps clean park after torrential rain
The Tokoroa fire brigade donated their time to help the community after heavy storms caused the park to be covered in mud and bark recently.
The fire brigade was called to the scene when skater Evan Dickinson discovered the mess.
Dickinson, who usually takes a broom and sweeps away the mess, said this time the mess was too great.
Dickinson called a friend in the fire service and asked if a clean-up could be arranged.
‘‘Within a few hours they had got a crew together,’’ Dickinson said.
Chief fire fighter Dave Morris turned up with a team that afternoon to help clear away as much mess as they could.
He said the design of the park was low to the ground and with all torrential rain earlier this month, water washed bark onto the park and kids would have hurt themselves.
‘‘We couldn’t clean it 100 per cent but made it safe.’’
He said it is all about helping the community and making the kids happy.
Dickinson said ‘‘It was amazing and such a quick response’’.
‘‘The guys go a great job.’’
The Tokoroa Skate Park was covered in mud after recent storms.