Town tidies up

Volunteers Kaye Scott, Janny Harris, Dot Durkin, Jan Conolly and Ian Crombie.
Volunteers Kaye Scott, Janny Harris, Dot Durkin, Jan Conolly and Ian Crombie.

Under the leadership of Janny Harris, 23 volunteers have been working tirelessly every Friday morning for the past year to clean up the town.

They have particularly focused on rubbish hotspots as well as planting hundreds of bulbs and seedlings.

Ms Harris said she would love York to win the competition, but that was not the only reason the town had entered.

‘We want to try to keep York tidy and make residents proud,’ she said.

The York Co-operative has donated proceeds from the sale of supermarket bags to help buy the plants and the Shire of York has donated cash and plants to help with the |initiative.

The York Tidy Towns committee is now calling on the wider community to help present the town at its best for the competition.

‘A lot of locals are already taking an interest in the project and are tidying their verges,’ Janny said.

Cemetery clean-ups, organised by the Friends of the Cemetery group, are also being held on the first Sunday of each month.

Judging of the WA Tidy Towns will take place in August and the presentation of the state awards will be held in York.