Clean-up day targets city’s unkept graves

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017

The damage to the cemetery in the immediate aftermath of the November storm. PICTURE: Andrew Robertson The damage to the cemetery in the immediate aftermath of the November storm. PICTURE: Andrew Robertson

By Kara de Groot

A special clean-up day is being organised for the cemetery this weekend.

The Tidy Towns Volunteer Working Group have set Saturday as the day, and are asking everyone to come out and help to make sure the historic cemetery stays tidy.

Councillor and Group Chairman, Christine Adams, said that many people already do a great job making sure their loved ones’ graves are well tended, and hopes they’ll join the group on the weekend.

“Our aim is to work around graves that are unattended,” Ms Adams said.

“Graves suffered damage during the November storm, and it will be great to have extra persons to assist us to remove broken glass, as well as generally cleaning up the area,” she said.

“We hope to include the cemetery in our Tidy Towns Clean Up Schedule more frequently from 2018 and would welcome anyone joining us.

“You can’t visit a greater place than the cemetery if you are interested in Broken Hill history.”

The clean-up will start at 8am and run for two hours.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a hat.

Call Clr Adams on 0428 874 609 for more information.