Pitt Town Progress Association plans cleaning blitz of town on Clean Up Australia Day 2018

Underneath Friendship Bridge on Pitt Town Bottoms Road, Pitt Town. Picture: Supplied
Underneath Friendship Bridge on Pitt Town Bottoms Road, Pitt Town. Picture: Supplied

THE Pitt Town Progress Association will take part in Clean up Australia Day this weekend, and hopes other members of the community will join them.

Last year, the organisation removed about nine tonnes of rubbish from the town, and this year has a ‘hit list’ of places to target.

One place is underneath Friendship bridge on Pitt Town Bottoms Roads. The bridge is at the site where, on April 14, 1791, significant Indigenous figures Gombeereo, Yellomundee and Deeimba meet with Governor Phillip and his men.

The site has rubbish every where, and progress association president Peter Ryan said it was a disgraceful state for a historically important site of the Hawkesbury to be left in.

“It is disgusting but we are determined to clean it up with the help of some generous volunteers who have offered special equipment to do the job,” he said.

Mr Ryan invited all Pitt Town residents to take part on the day.

The association said it needed volunteers to not only help clean up, but also work the barbecue and assist with registration on the day.

If you wish to volunteer you must register. To register, be at Bona Vista Park at 8.30am on Sunday.