Ward 5 bo­as­ts cle­a­nest main s­treet in com­pe­ti­ti­on

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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.

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