Roll up sleeves for clean-up

Chrys Timpson has taken the initiative to organise a clean-up of Kingsbridge Park in Butler on March 2. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d415419
Chrys Timpson has taken the initiative to organise a clean-up of Kingsbridge Park in Butler on March 2. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d415419

Chrys Timpson said she, her husband and teenage sons would be at Kingsbridge Park on March 2 taking part in Clean Up Australia Day.

Having registered as a site supervisor, Mrs Timpson said this was the first time she would take part, but she had always encouraged her children to pick up rubbish.

‘It’s just something that grinds me when I look around,’ she said.

Clean Up Australia founder and chairman Ian Kiernan said the campaign hoped to beat its 2013 results by 10 per cent this year, after more than 550,300 volunteers removed 16,150 tonnes of rubbish from sites across Australia last year.

‘We all know there are places in our community that need some attention ” our streets, parks, sporting grounds, beaches and waterways,’ Mr Kiernan said.

‘Check to see if they have already been registered for a 2014 Clean Up ” if that important place is not yet registered, it’s not too late for you to take the lead and put yourself into the picture by becoming a site supervisor.

‘Simply register your site, then call on family, friends and neighbours to join you.’

Anyone interested in joining the Kingsbridge Park clean-up can register by searching for ‘Butler’ or ‘6036’ at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or call 0424 839 055.

Visit the same website to register other clean-up sites.