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Fol­low­ing Talk of the Town’s Tit­tle Tat­tle Live broad­cast last Thurs­day morn­ing from our spot at the only set of traf­fic lights in Port Al­fred, we could not help but no­tice the lit­ter at the Duck Pond area.

It is easy to turn a blind eye and pre­tend we don’t see it. And when we do get of­fended at the sight, our in­cli­na­tion is to say the mu­nic­i­pal­ity must clean it up.

How­ever, mu­nic­i­pal clean-ups around the Duck Pond are piece­meal at best.

Our town re­lies heav­ily on tourism, in fact now more than ever, as all busi­nesses are feel­ing the crunch.

Small busi­nesses es­pe­cially are strug­gling and we need to be proac­tive in our ap­proach to en­tice peo­ple to visit our town and spend money here while they stay a while. To act on and not merely speak about the prob­lem, Talk of the Town will be spear­head­ing the first of sev­eral com­mu­nity clean-ups around town.

Please join us at the Duck Pond park­ing lot on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 27, from 9am.

So ap­ply the sun­screen, don the sun­hats and gum­boots and get out your gloves (if any­one would like to spon­sor some gloves, please get in touch with us).

We hope to see you there – even if you can only help for an hour, it will make a dif­fer­ence.

Small starts make a big dif­fer­ence.

We have asked the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s com­mu­nity pro­tec­tion ser­vices direc­torate to

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