Ward 5 boasts cleanest main street in competition
Park Road in Ward 5 came out tops in the George Municipality's “Cleanest Main Street Competition”. Ward Councillor Peter Louw and a section of his ward in Protea Park walked away with the trophy as the winners. The competition was held in areas most affected by illegal dumping.
Grace Notshokovu and her team from Environmental Services started the competition on 5 June, World Environmental Day, and in each area that poses an ongoing litter problem, the main streets were evaluated on their cleanliness. The main focus was on street litter, illegal dumpsites and beautification.
Notshokovu said the purpose of the competition is to encourage communities to take it upon themselves to keep their areas clean and healthy at all times and not rely solely on municipal services. It also aims to change the misconception among the public that by littering you are creating jobs.
Park Road in Protea Park scored 9 points out of 10, Swawel Street in Conville scored 8, Beach Road in Pacaltsdorp 8, George Road in Blanco 7, Beer Street in Rosemoor 7, Versveld Street in Borcherds 7, Hoekwil Road in Touwsranten 7, Garcia Street in Lawaaikamp 5, Gcakani and Tabata streets in Thembalethu 7 on the left side and 4 on the right side, and Main Street and Circular Drive in Parkdene 3.
Louw thanked his ward committee and all the residents who work with him to keep their areas clean. "It helps to be preemptive in one's endeavours.
“The residents help to guard the streets. If they see illegal dumping, they will warn people not to dump and clean where necessary,” said Louw.
Louw thanked his ward committee and all the residents who work with him.
Charlotte Clarke (middle, left), Portfolio Councillor for Environmental Services, presents the winning trophy to the ward councillor of Ward 5, Peter Louw. From left are Thembakazi Adam, Karin Stoffels, Grace Notshokovu, Iviwe Maboza, Clarke, Louw, Maruwayne Williams, Walter Hendricks (Director of Community Services) and Babalo Counter.