Stewarts and Lloyds Pumps and Irrigation Branch in Longmeadow recently teamed up with Essentially Edenvale and local businesses to spearhead a community clean-up in Edenvale. As part of the initiative, the team “adopted” a traffic island at Modderfontein and Van Riebeeck Avenue that was cleared of rubbish and overgrown weeds by over 60 volunteers.
A clean-up event was planned that aimed to work hand-in-hand with the community, according to Chantal Car of Stewarts & Lloyds’ pumps branch. She said that, because the business premises are so close to the intersection, the traffic islands are an eyesore, not just for the business but for the entire community.
Besides transforming the area with succulents and the removal of debris and litter Edenvale CPF PRO Fiona Picket said injections, needles, and other drug paraphernalia were removed from the area. The organiser of the Essentially Edenvale volunteers Lisa Atkins said the clean-ups in Edenvale are gathering momentum. She said the clean-up went well and was well supported.
With the help of Green Group, the island has been transformed into a beautiful garden, which will be maintained weekly. Our community initiative would not have been possible without the help of all the volunteers involved, as well as our sponsors, such as Green Group, Global Water Solutions Ltd., AfriPipe, Metron Water Meters, Matus, Spur Steak Ranch, Night Guard Security, Edenvale Community Policing Forum and Essentially Edenvale. A special thank you to Heather Hart and Dimakatso Moloisane, DA Ward Councillors, for joining us.