Sounding a clean-up SOS for Bloekombos

A gravel road near Old Paarl Road in Bloekombos is littered with dirt.

A non-profit organisation will be leading the youth in a clean-up of Bloekombos on Friday June 24.

Aimed at raising awareness of the pollution in the area’s waterways as well as sanitation and hygiene, the initiative by SOS will be launched at Lofdal Park School in Bloekombos.

SOS, pupils and residents will focus on clearing rubbish and litter from the area surrounding the school.

Ward councillor Grant Twigg, who is also mayoral committee member for urban waste management, has stressed repeatedly that stormwater drains get clogged by litter that gets washed or blown into them.

Mr Twigg and mayoral committee member for water Dr Zahid Badroodien, are expected to attend the event.

“Cleaning up Cape Town is all of our responsibility. I am encouraged to see more civil organisations and businesses joining our efforts to ensure that we give our City a huge spring cleaning,” said Mr Twigg.

He said he hoped the event would encourage residents to refrain from dumping illegally, report those who did, and apply for extra wheelie bins where needed.