Clean the Plains 2020

Clarence Plains, You did it again, and we can’t thank you enough.

You told us you are concerned about rubbish and litter and on the 29th of February 2020, you put those words into action.  One Community Together’s Spaces Focus Team and the Clean the Plains Organising Committee would like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who came out to clean up the community, removing rubbish and litter from public spaces – thank you for being the change you want to see and shaping your community.

The One Community Together Clean the Plaints event this year was epic as 81 local volunteers set out across our parks and open spaces, behind the Joseph Street units and along Stokell Creek, for a community wide clean.   Clean the Plains 2020, supported by Clean Up Australia Day, kicked off at 9am where all volunteers registered and attended a safety briefing at the Rokeby and Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centres.  Everyone then donned their high vis gear, grabbed their cleaning equipment and headed out to make a difference.

The volunteers picked up and removed bags of general household rubbish, car bonnets and car parts, tyres and bags full of straws, icy pole sticks and lolly wrappers.

By early afternoon, everyone headed back to base where the Neighbourhood Centres put on a free sausage sizzle so everyone could have some lunch and celebrate the days’ achievements together.  The overall result was 117 tyres and 40 cubic metres of rubbish removed from the community – well done to everyone for coming out and having a go – it’s amazing what can be done when we work together.

What you told us:

  • It’s great the join the clean up!
  • There is so much rubbish dumping in our community areas, we need more people to take part in this activity.  I hope we can protect our environment and our future.
  • Today was awesome
  • Can we do this more often as there is more rubbish everywhere
  • Already I feel I’ve made a difference
  • Would be great to have some smaller bags and tools for the littler kids.

If you would like to help organise Clean the Plains 2021 call Kathryn on 1800 269 672 – there’s a role for everyone.