As part of International Coastal Clean-Up Day, a local councillor, Durban Solid Waste (DSW) representatives and proactive residents chose to clean up Berea Park in Musgrave on Saturday.
Ward 31 councillor, Christopher Pappas, ward committee member, Nicky Goss and DSW Education encouraged residents to take a stand and keep the community clean.
Goss said she had a close working relationship with DSW Education and that they regularly organise clean-ups in different parts of the ward.
“Members of the community are encouraged to participate and arrange clean-ups in their areas. We cannot just rely on the municipality. We must all take pride in our areas. These clean-ups build pride and community cohesion. We appreciate the time and effort people make to assist us every little bit helps ,” said Cllr Pappas.
The clean-ups will continue this month with three more planned in Lacey Road Informal Settlement, Sydenham and in the Overport area.
Residents can also arrange their own clean-ups. Cllr Pappas added that DSW can provide bags and gloves.
He further explained that interested residents can contact Nicky Goss and that she will help arrange bin bags and gloves. Goss can be reached on 078-687-7762.
Cllr Pappas indicated that they are working on a programme, where they provide meal vouchers to homeless citizens in return for picking up litter in the area.
“We are looking for partners to start this venture,” he said.
Local businesses, who would like to assist, can email Cllr Christopher Pappas at [email protected]