Canterbury City Community Centre manager Kate Maclean (from left), with some of the Cleanest Street in Lakemba winners, MD Forhad Hossain, Nafis Ahmed Khondker, Monir Ahmed, MD Abul Kalam Azad and Zarraf Azad.
THE residents of Croydon Street South have lots to be proud of after winning the title of the 'Cleanest Street in Lakemba'.
A project of Environment@Lakemba, the competition saw a large number of entries with 48 household entrants and 14 streets entered into the competition. Supported by Canterbury City Community Centre and Canterbury Bankstown City Council, the competition encouraged residents to reduce litter and illegal household dumping.
Streets were judged during September and October on the amount of litter, illegally dumped goods and the general tidiness of their nature strips.
Encouraged by the competition, groups of residents also did several general clean ups, picking up rubbish from not only their own street but surrounding streets as well.
"It was great to see young and old cleaning up the streets, people really want to help make Lakemba a clean and attractive place to live," said Abul Kalam Azad who organised his neighbours and friends to help clean.
The winners were announced at Haldon Street Festival by Lakemba MP Jihad Dib. The most improved award went to Fairmount Street.
If you would like to be involved in helping keep Lakemba clean, contact Kate on 9750 9344. Environment@Lakemba meets held every second month at the Centre from 5.30–7.30pm.