A few local residents braved the heat on Sunday to join a clean-up organised by the members of Stenden South Africa’s community development club, Commuden.
The clean-up started at 9am and the aim was to pick up trash until 12pm. Among those who helped were Port Alfred High School pupils and parents, and some of the students from Stenden.
Ashley Miller, project manager of the club, said they simply had become tired of seeing so much trash around the CBD and other areas around Port Alfred.
“We want people to be hands-on in keeping our town clean, we need to work together because there is too much trash around. It doesn’t look like it when you looking from far, but if you look closely enough then we can see the trash,” Miller said.
“We decided to focus in the areas around the Civic Centre, the taxi rank at the back of Pick n Pay, and there by KFC if people can go that far,” she said.
“We want to try and do this more often, because if we want our town to be clean then we also have to take part.”
Danielle Roux, vice president of the club, said they prepared a table with music and sold boerewors rolls in the hope of attracting more people. After the clean-up was finished they had about 20 bags of trash from the areas they had targeted to clean up.
“We would like to thank those who made the time to come and help us, we would also like to thank the people who sponsored us, such as Buco and Stenden, and we would also like to thank the municipality for being so helpful,” Roux said.
BY NTOMBENTSHA MSUTU