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How to pull a prize in the great weeding showdown

Monday, 27th February, 2017

There’s no weeds out the front of Rhonda Vickers’ house. After the recent debate about who is responsibile for public footpaths, Rhonda took it upon herself to beautify the front of her Blende Street home. She bought and planted a variety of colourful flowers in front of her house and by her lawn. There’s no weeds out the front of Rhonda Vickers’ house. After the recent debate about who is responsibile for public footpaths, Rhonda took it upon herself to beautify the front of her Blende Street home. She bought and planted a variety of colourful flowers in front of her house and by her lawn.

On Saturday City Council announced its Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding competition in the BDT. 

Big prizes are being offered to people who tidy up their nature strips in their traditional football zones - North, South, West and Central. Below is everything you need to know about entering new competition: 

How will it work? 

Participants go into a draw to win a $450 gift certificate to the business sponsoring their zone. 

The Stihl Shop is sponsoring the North, Adkins is sponsoring the South, Globe is sponsoring Central, and Pots’n’Plants is sponsoring the Westies. 

A $450 gift certificate for Shannon Electrics will also be awarded to the person who puts in the ‘best effort’. 

This award will be decided by a panel including Tidy Town Committee Chairman Councillor Christine Adams, Mayor Darriea Turley, and Environment, Waste and Recycling Specialist, Libby Guest. 

Participants can clean up their nature strip or problem areas around the city - just be sure to take before and after photos for proof of your efforts. 

Council is asking for one hour from each participant, however how much time each person spends weeding is entirely up to them. 

What zone I am in? 

A map is available on Council’s website, and can be found on the back of printed entry forms.  

Generally speaking though, North is all houses east of Oxide Street, West is all the homes West of Galena St/Brookfield Ave, while Central is composed of the places in the middle. South is all residences along Eyre Street and below. 

What do I do to go in the draw? 

Fill out an entry form online at https://www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/clean-broken-hill or at Council’s Administrative Centre, the Library, or sponsor businesses. 

Those wishing to be considered for the “best effort” prize must submit their before and after photos along with their details to cleanupbh@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au by close of business 6 March. 

All entrants are encouraged to send through their before-and-after pics, as an online gallery will be compiled to show off the good work. 

Alternatively, you can take part in Council’s Clean Up Australia Day event, which will be held by the Tidy Towns committee at Joe Keenan Lookout from 8am on March 5. 

I’m busy on March 5 

Can I do my weeding earlier and still enter the competition?  

Yes. Entrants are free to do their weeding at any time before March 5. 

Can I weed my back yard for a prize? 

No. The competition is for nature strips and other public areas to help improve the city’s appearance. 

 
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