Call to clean up Singleton

A CALL has been made for volunteers to clean up Singleton as part of Clean Up Australia Day 2013.

The annual clean up will be held on Sunday, March 3.

Singleton Council is cleaning up more than 11 sites this year, including Cook Park, Fern Gully Road and Heuston Lookout. 

Last year was cancelled due to heavy rain.

In 2011, 86 volunteers collected 2.57 tonnes of rubbish in the Singleton area.

This year, the council hopes to have 100 registered volunteers and aims to collect more than three tonnes of rubbish.

Mayor John Martin asked people to think of places important to their area - a local park, sports field or walking track - and ask friends to form a clean-up group.

Volunteers can register on the day from 8am at Rose Point Park, near Singleton’s sundial.

People can also register to volunteer online at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.

Volunteers need to wear sturdy gloves and enclosed shoes and make sure they are protected from the sun and heat.

The Lions Club of Singleton is providing a free barbecue.

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