Chittering’s local Community Planning Advisory Group (affectionately known as CCPAG) recently completed their first Adopt-a-Spot project on Crest Hill Road, Bindoon.
Seventeen volunteers collected 90 bags of general rubbish and 42 bags of recyclables along with numerous larger items including a mattress, chairs, car battery and car tyres.
The group consisted of local residents who have previously adopted a spot in their own local street along with representatives from the Bindoon Retirees Group, Bindoon Men’s Shed, Chittering Tourist Association, Bindoon Primary School P&C and the Shire of Chittering – namely Alan (CEO), Siva (Works Manager), Greg (Works Crew), Lisa (Community Development) and Councillor Peter Osborn.
All volunteers were amazed at the amount of rubbish found on the road verge. As Crest Hill Road is a local road it was unfortunately quite obvious that the bulk of the rubbish would have been caused by local drivers.
The proactive group managed to dodge the rain and finish the WHOLE road (7km) on both sides in under three hours, noting that the average age of those volunteering was approximately 60. Future Adopt-a-Spot projects will focus on encouraging participation from younger residents. There are a few spots already earmarked, such as Teatree Road and Carty Reserve, for attention over coming months.
A huge thank you is extended to all those involved, along with the ADRA Op Shop who treated the group to a cuppa before they headed home.
Do you have a Spot in mind for Adoption? Please contact Lisa at the Shire. CCPAG would be more than happy to assist with the organisation of your project and can also offer some additional manpower to support local residents who would like to get involved with the Keep Australia Beautiful Campaign.
For more information please contact Community and Club Development Officer, Lisa Kay, on 9576 4600 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. This media statement has no regulatory value.