Lennox Hd beach gets a clean bill of health
EVERY morning, 78-year-old Percy Chute walks the length of Lennox Head's Seven Mile Beach and back.
He carries plastic bags to collect rubbish.
However, the Lennox Head Residents' Association member says there is no longer any garbage to collect.
Mr Chute, along with Ballina Shire Council and Lennox Head community groups, have worked to keep Seven Mile Beach clean.
Yesterday, the pristine condition of Seven Mile Beach was recognised, with Ballina Shire Council receiving the Community-Local Government Partnership Award in the Australian Clean Beach Challenge.
The award acknowledges the whole-of-community approach to maintaining the beach.
Ballina Shire Council natural resource extension officer James Brideson said the council provided resources and technical support, while Lennox Head LandCare and the Lennox Head Residents' Association donated thousands of hours to plant trees, clear weeds and repair fences.
Residents' association member Bob Hankins said the award was a satisfying reward.
"We're honoured to receive it," he said.