Judges impressed by Tidy Towns entries
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.”
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.