Thanks to everyone who took part in our Clean Up Australia day in March 2014.
It was a new record for people and rubbish – 66 people took part and we collected over 24 bags of recycling and 32 bags of rubbish!
Not to mention 1 fax machine, 2 shopping trolleys, 1 car battery, 4 tyres, 2 gas bottles, containers of engine oil, and mounds of fencing wire from the Helena River.
A special thanks to Lindsay Baxter and the Guildford Association for co-hosting again. And thanks to Ian and Caroline for leading the South Guildford team along West Parade, which yielded the majority of new bulky items.
As always, thanks to the Guildford Primary school community and students for taking part and the Guildford Bakery for making delicious post clean up scones 🙂
The weather is fining up, so if you want to get on your bike, join us for another hands on, fully coached bicycle maintenance workshop.
Learn how to service your own bike, including:
- Intro – you can do 90% of bike maintenance yourself!
- “ABCD” bike check – what to look out for to ensure your bike is roadworthy and operates efficiently
- Basic bike fit adjustments – seat hight, seat fore/ aft etc
- Cleaning and lubing chain, edge of jockey wheels etc.
- Dropped chain – how to fix it
- Taking wheels on and off – correct use of the quick release lever
- Taking off a tyre and changing a tube easily.
- Plus many more, even for experienced cyclists….. including break pads, gears etc…
When: Saturday 9th of November
Where: Guildford Primary School courtyard, 125 Helena street, Guildford
Time: 2-5 pm
Cost: $30 per person (bike services usually cost $50 and upwards)
Note, kids under 16 can attend with an adult for free, with their own bike included, as long as they are supervised and work together with the adult.
What you need to bring: Your bike, plus any bike tools you already use. And to keep clean: old clothes, and if you have them, rubber gloves and a sheet of plastic to work on.
The workshop will be run by Mike Norman, professional cycle coach from the Secret Cycling Business. He will demonstrate each step and then participants get to work on their own bikes with assistance.
Afternoon tea provided.
Places strictly limited to 30 adults with bikes (kids can accompany adults for free). RSVP and pre-pay essential @ http://ttgbike2013.eventbrite.com/
A great team effort
Over 50 people took part in the Guildford Clean Up Australia Day hosted by Transition Town Guildford and the Guildford Association Inc.
Guildford Primary School students and local residents picked up litter and recyclable material around the school, Kings Meadows, the Helena and Swan River floodplains and local streets. The participants enjoyed a well-deserved morning tea at the conclusion of the event.
Guildford Primary School students celebrate the result
It was an even bigger result than last year, with over 28 chaff bags of rubbish and 20 bags of recycling collected, as well as odd items like an ironing board, fire extinguisher, TV, four tyres and five paint cans.
The final haul
It was promising to see that there were less bulk items compared to previous years, so we’re having an impact. But there was still way too much recyclable material, like cans and bottles. Ralph even found some steel cans and coke bottles that must be over 30 years old! So there’s still a legacy of material to collect.
The organisers thank the Guildford Primary School and participating students for taking part, and invite people to join our community groups to find out about future clean ups and events (TTG email list and www.guildford.asn.au).
Thanks also to the City of Swan Waste and recycling team for collecting the material.
Rod, Barb and Ralph survey the result
Clean Up article in the Echo