Be-Friend a Bayside Road Reserve!
The aim of this new group, is to work with Bayside City Council, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club (RMGC) and neighbouring golf clubs, to ensure that the designated roadside reserves along golf clubs 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 or starting 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 Jones is now Convenor of this group and grown his initial idea by establishing 12 pilot patrol routes around Bayside. Member of the RMGC Neighbourhood Players Group are now joining in on the action and adopting 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, syringes and their wrappers, a lot of fast food and general packaging, cardboard cartons, broken glass, cigarette butts, bottle tops, miscellaneous items of hard rubbish.... 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 independantly and at the convenience of individual members.
To find out more or to join this exciting new group, please get in touch!
Flexible - 2hrs/week or fortnight
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