THE recently formed and very committed Bridgewater/Gagebrook clean up group will be holding a major cleanup on October 22.
Mark Bartlett and Angela Knight, the two locals behind the Bridgewater/Gagebrook clean up group which is dedicated to cleaning up rubbish in the area, have organised the day for the Gagebrook and Herdsman’s Cove areas
. The cleanup will begin at 8am at the Jordan River Services carpark.
“We would love to see has many people take part so they can see for themselves just how much rubbish is laying on our streets and surrounding areas,” Mark and Ange said.
For those who would like to take part please go to the Facebook page, Bridgewater / Gagebrook Clean Up Group and look for this event.
“Over the past few months we have been undertaking a lot of cleanups particularly a huge cleanup behind Walker Crescent, Bridgewater where we collected more than 50 bags of rubbish, close to 50 tyres, washing machines, fridges, television and tables among many other things.
“What we really can’t understand is that the tip is less then 800 metres away from this particular dumping ground, plus the Brighton Council have the hard/green waste pick up every second month so there is excuse for dumping rubbish on public/crown land.
“To me it’s just laziness and a blatant disregard to other members of the community,” Mark said.
“To make matters worse, a few weeks ago Brighton Council planted at least 10 trees alongside Herdsmans Cove Primary school which have been snapped off.
“I mean what thrill do these people get by vandalising things that others plant or make. Most of us want a nice area to live in but why should we even try when mindless people just don’t care what they destroy or where they dump,” Mark said.
“Our Facebook page is nearly up to 1100 likes so the page has the support but we do need volunteers on the ground to help us with our weekly clean ups, so if anyone would like to help us then please contact us through our page.
“We would also like to thank these company for their donations: Bunnings Warehouse, Glenorchy K&D Warehouse, Derwent Park, Mike Pilcher Manager of Boral Quarries, Bridgewater, Darrin Chaffey, State Manager of Bunzl Outsourcing Services, Sophia Newman and her crew of the Green Army for lending a hand in one of our clean ups, Adam Hitman D’Silva from Hitman Productions for doing a promotional video on our group, Jordan River Services for their ongoing support, NRM South for giving us a $450 grant and also to Andrew Haddow of affordable Mowing and Gardens Hobart for providing free mows and whipper snippers to two lucky winners.”
The group is always in need of garbage bags so if anyone can help us out the please contact it through the Facebook page.