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Keep Newtown Clean

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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VOLUNTEER EFFORT: left to right Volunteer Mark Johnston, Councillor Paul Eagle, Volunteer Victoria Crawford, Dave O’Sullivan – SB Maintenance, Volunteers Pauly Pally and Rhona Carson and Council graffiti volunteer co-ordinator, Lola Liava’a-Tonga. PHOTO: Hine-Moana Sullivan

A QUARTERLY Keep Newtown Clean event has started to tackle litter and graffiti. The event was formerly a monthly affair but suffered from dwindling volunteers for both coordination and labour on the day. On September 5 volunteers moved around Newtown picking up litter, removing old posters and painting over graffiti. There was also a free BBQ for all those involved. Tools, paint brushes and rubbish bags were all provided – all that was asked was a pair of work clothes and a smile. Keep Newtown Clean is volunteer run and requires members of the community to organise the four events per year. “This is a grassroots event run by the people of Newtown for the people of Newtown,” says Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle. Mr Eagle says they now need person or group of people to step up and volunteer to coordinate the events. “I want to put the call out for someone or a group of people to take the reins and help co-ordinate the four events planned each year.  It’s vital it is community owned,” he says. People are interested in volunteering they should email him at paul.eagle@wcc.govt.nz or Lola.Liavaa.Tonga@wcc.govt.nz

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