Be-Friend a Bayside Road
The aim of this new group, is to ensure that the designated roadside reserves along golf clubs, sporting grounds, schools and public reserves are kept litter free. Friends of Bayside Roads seek to inspire other like-minded community members, to help care for Bayside’s Open Space by joining to run their own regular litter patrol along roadside reserves.
The Group's inception came about in April 2016, when local residents Derek and Liz Jones, decided to combine their fitness walking regime with cleaning up the roadside reserves along Cheltenham Road and part of Reserve Roads. Derek is now Convenor of this group and has grown his initial idea by establishing 18 patrol routes around Bayside. Members of the RMGC Neighbourhood (local residents) Players Group and others in the area joined in on the action and have adopted patrol routes conveniently close to their homes.
Items generally collected include drink bottles and cans, plastic and paper bags, tissues, fast food packaging of all types, newspapers, lolly wrappers, a lot of fast food and general packaging, cardboard cartons, broken glass, cigarette butts, bottle tops, miscellaneous items of hard rubbish.... the list goes on!
Like other Friends of Bayside groups, this group gets together regularly to discuss group activities and follows an annual Action Plan, but unlike other groups, 'working bees' (patrols) can be done independently and at the convenience of individual members.
To find out more or to join this exciting new group, please get in touch with Derek at 0417 360 747.
Averages 1.5 hours a week
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