Locals tidy Wagin

Jenny Cumming, Robyn Webster, Ian Cumming, Barb Cumming , Peter Webster , Glenys Ball.LOCALS have decided to clean up the verges of the major roads into Wagin ahead of Tom Quilty Ride on October 3-5.

Members of The Wagin Cycling Mob, one interested resident and the shire workers combined to spend two hours on Saturday morning collecting the rubbish that is jettisoned from passing cars.

Assorted cans, bottles, plastic, cardboard, asthma inhalers, coffee cups, cigarette packets, take away food wrappers, clothing, newspaper and household waste were all collected into 71 bags.

Just 30 bags alone came from the area between the roadhouse and the Ballagin Road turnoff three kilometres out of Wagin. A total of 14 people contributed to keeping Wagin Beautiful.

Organiser Robyn Webster felt a great deal had been achieved with a few hands.

Those participating enjoyed a sausage sizzle at the end of the morning .

A second clean-up is planned in the autumn.