Despite stormy weather predictions, the sun shone brightly on over 40 volunteers who banded together for the Papakura Community Clean-up on Saturday 29 May.
Volunteers collected litter, pulled weeds, cleared drains of debris and leaves, collected cigarette butts, replaced trees, washed stairwells and brightened up garden beds with native grasses and hebe bushes. The dedicated bunch contributed a combined 102 hours of work beautifying Papakura.
Amongst the volunteers were passionate locals, businesses like Veolia and community groups like Rosehill College, Church of Christ, Papakura Youth Council and The Corner: Creative Space.
We would like to thank all those involved, especially Councillor Daniel Newman, Papakura Local Board member Felicity Auva'a, Papakura Business Association members and Constable Jason Young from the Papakura Policing team.
A special mention goes to the Papakura Community Crimewatch Patrol volunteers for an impressive job cooking the sausage sizzle for the volunteers after the clean-up.