Community hard at it … but they could do with a helping hand

LEFT: Carolyn Koch sweeps debris from a road. RIGHT: That’s team work, as Chayton Beacham and Joshua Testagrossa get together on the shovel.

The Stockport community is seeking assistance with their February Clean Up.
Last weekend (February 10–13), the local people started the mammoth effort and they are now asking for some helping hands.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of February (February 18,19,20 and 25,26,27), mid north communities are being invited to dig in and help out.
Small earth moving equipment such as bobcats are particularly in high demand.
Trucks and front end loaders have been put to good use on the first weekend, and there is plenty more for them to do.
Machinery used will be refuelled at no cost to the owners.
Even a wheelbarrow and a broom will come in handy, as the idea is to “sweep the town clean”.
Flood debris has been taken away on a massive scale by the Clare and Gilbert Valleys council with up to 3000 cubic meters being shifted, but there is still a great deal of evidence of the December 7 disaster. Volunteers will need to report in at the Stockport Hall to register and be assigned to a crew.
Please ensure closed shoes, gloves and sensible, sun safe clothing are worn.
Handy tools and equipment to bring along include shovel, pitchfork, wheelbarrows, crowbar, sack truck, chainsaw (current permit holder user only), handsaw, secateurs and rake.
On February 16 at 10am, Waratah Fencing Products together with Elders Roseworthy are presenting a fencing demonstration with Neville Prince in Stockport across the road from the Hall.
It is a great opportunity for local farmers to see how fencing is done and good deals on fencing products will be available on the day.
Stockport Community Association Chairperson, Brian Koch, said if anyone wished to volunteer or donate machinery to use, contact him on 0429 954 221.

Residents remove a pepper tree which had been cut down.