Judges im­pressed by Tidy Towns en­tries

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

JUDGES from the Tidy Towns Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties panel were greeted with a warm wel­come in Har­vey on Thurs­day de­spite the win­try weather out­side.

Peter and Rhonda Ash­ton at­tended a pre­sen­ta­tion at the Har­vey Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre to learn about the en­tries into this year’s Sus­tain­able Com­mu­nity Awards.

The cou­ple has judged on the panel for more than a decade af­ter re­tir­ing from a com­mu­nity group in Col­lie which helped en­ter Tidy Towns since 2000.

Mr Ash­ton said the pair judged an en­try on its con­nec­tion to the com­mu­nity, the Har­vey Shire Coun­cil and lo­cal busi­nesses.

“You won’t have a sus­tain­able com­mu­nity un­less ev­ery­body is pulling their weight,” he said.

The pair said they were im­pressed by the pre­sen­ta­tions on projects such as the Re­growth and Re­cov­ery work­shop by Yvonne Chap­man and the com­mu­nity re­source cen­tre’s ‘Swap, Shuf­fle, Share’ gar­den.

“It’s al­ways an in­spi­ra­tion to get out into the re­gions and see com­mu­ni­ties pulling to­gether to make their town and com­mu­nity a bet­ter place to live,” Mr Ash­ton said.

“It’s great to see the Tidy Towns pro­gram help­ing com­mu­ni­ties de­velop projects and bond to­gether to­wards a com­mon cause.”

Pic­ture: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

Tidy Towns judges Peter and Rhonda Ash­ton look at some of the sus­tain­able projects with Yvonne Chap­man and Har­vey Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre cus­tomer ser­vice of­fi­cer Brooke Josland.

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