AN encouraging show of community spirit has arisen in the wake of the flood waters that surged through the Derwent Valley in early May.
Volunteers and neighbours have banded together for working bees at private residences affected by the floods.
Derwent Valley Councillor Paul Belcher said he started the clean-ups after seeing the effect on the community.
“I came out here a week or so after the floods and saw how much damage was done and the emotions affecting the residents,” he said.
“It just seemed like no one really wanted to help out so that’s why I started the working bees.”
Seven working bees have been held so far with members of the Men’s Shed, New Norfolk Garden Club and surrounding communities pitching in.
A working bee was held at Sue and Paul Sheehan’s Molesworth property last week.
Mrs Sheehan said the community support was the only thing that mattered in times of crisis.
Cr Belcher said anyone in need of help or wanting to help out could contact him on 0424 879 829.