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Blockhouse Bay Town Centre Tidy Up

When:

Sat 20 Aug 2011, 10:00am–2:00pm

Where: Blockhouse Bay Village Centre, Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: BHBBA

Blockhouse Bay Mainstreet will look its best come the start of the World Cup, thanks to the city's Town Centre Tidy-up initiative. The tidy-up scheduled will involve anything from painting shopfronts and planting or weeding gardens, to water blasting and rubbish removal, and this is where we need your help. All we ask is about half a day of your time. In return, you'll get exercise and the satisfaction of a job well done, followed by refreshments.

Jan Pitout, Village Centre Manager would like encourage volunteers from the local community to roll up their sleeves and come down to the Bay to give a hand in tidying up our village centre. She has been working closely with Ecomatters, to identify the specific needs in the area, from picking up rubbish to painting flower pots, our community can get together to ensure the Bay shines when the overseas visitors are welcomed for the big event.

The tidy-up should be undertaken in half a day, activities are planned to start at 10.00am, but in addition, property owners and businesses will be encouraged to make their premises sparkle. Auckland Council are helping help town centres by providing a project coordinator and additional resources such as rubbish bags and rubbish collections, paint and cleaning supplies.

Len Brown says the tidy-ups will have benefits well beyond the final whistle of the World Cup, and he encourages Aucklanders to spare a few hours to help out: "These sort of activities create community pride and strengthened local networks. I'm sure anyone who takes part will be pleased they contributed to making their town centre shine. If we get [the World Cup] right, all our visitors will return home singing Auckland's praises and New Zealand will feel the benefits for years to come."

People wishing to volunteer their help for the tidy-up should contact Jan Pitout on 021-048-4248, or email jan@blockhousebay.org.nz to register their interest.

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