Take a tidy look at past efforts

ECOLOGIST Greg Clancy would love to see Coutts Crossing's Tidy Town campaign resurrected, but says it will take more than just manpower.

Up until a few years ago the small village flew the Clarence Valley flag at Tidy Town events and presentations year in, year out.

"The Tidy Towns community certainly knew Coutts Crossing," Mr Clancy said.

"We were very successful; it was a really valuable exercise."

In fact, Coutts Crossing has won more than 10 Tidy Town awards in its history.

Now the committee is on hold, and Mr Clancy said it was disappointing the town no longer had an active committee.

He said the main reason they lost steam was because they lost council support when they were dropped as a 355 committee.

"We sort of felt we were dumped by council," he said.

"Having no legal status makes it hard, so the wheels have fallen off a bit.

"For all the work we'd done, we were very disappointed."

Mr Clancy said he would be more than happy to see the small committee up and running again with Clarence Valley Council's backing.

"If they want to re-think and give us full support that would help us and hopefully we can get new members," he said..

"If there is an option to reinvigorate the committee we'd be more than happy to get it going."



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