The Shire President, Matthew Reid and works manager, Graham Lantzke recently met with Tidy Towns representatives to assess the future use and development of Avon Park.

A spokesperson for the Tidy Towns group said the 10 year plan was currently being laid down by the Shire of York for each park in town so that improvement work could proceed in an orderly manner.  One of the first projects is rejuvenation of the grass at Avon Park when weather conditions allow.

The next area to be assessed will be the pioneer cemetery and the area surrounding the wagon at the crossroads of Henrietta Street and Great Southern Highway opposite the Gull service station.

More volunteers were needed  by the Tidy Towns Committee to carry out this year's program to tidy up and beautify the town, the spokesperson said.

It is understood that a major impediment to the committee's good work is the unsightly and unkempt condition of a number of properties in the industrial area. Many are weed-infested and used for long term storage of old, broken down, rusting vehicles and machinery.

ABOVE: Shire president, Cr Matthew Reid (left) and works manager, Graham Lantzke, with Tidy Towns representatives, Ian Crombie and Janny Harris during a recent visit to Avon Park.