There’s no stopping Trev

Friday, 3rd March, 2017

Trevor Edwards is ready to rake in a prize by participating in the city’s weeding competition. Trevor Edwards is ready to rake in a prize by participating in the city’s weeding competition.

South resident Trevor Edwards is all geared up to tackle his nature strip for Council’s Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding Competition. 

Despite being confined to a wheelchair, the active 69-year-old has a passion for keeping his neighbourhood clean where he can. 

Trevor said he often rakes up weeds and leaves at the front of his Hebbard Street home, and even tends to neighbours’ nature strips when possible. 

“Even though I’m in a wheelchair, it doesn’t stop me getting out and doing things,” he said. 

“The other day I was working and a bloke pulled up in a car and told me I was doing a marvellous job. 

“I don’t mind doing it, there’s no point sitting around and doing nothing, that doesn’t get you anywhere.” 

Trevor said he hoped his enthusiasm might inspire others to help beautify their neighbourhoods. 

“I like to do a bit out the front of my house and a few other places in the street... it does make things look a lot better,” he said. 

“But a lot of people don’t bother doing it, they leave things as they are out the front. 

“Maybe if people see my picture in the paper they’ll get out there and do a bit.” 

Entries are still open for the $2250 Clean Up BH Weeding Competition, and entry forms can be picked up from Council’s Administrative Centre, the Library, Pots’n’Plants, Adkins True Value Hardware, Shannon Electrics, Globe Home Timber and Hardware, and the Stihl Shop. 

Online forms and competition details can be found at www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/clean-broken-hill