On Saturday morning of Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week, the Venturers, Scouts, Cubs and Keas of Belmont Scout Group turned out for community service along the Hutt River where it flows past the premises of Metal Art, NZ distributor of Replas products. From Waione St bridge to Seaview Marina the riverbank got a thorough cleanup. Items collected included four tyres, two washing baskets, extension leads, jandals (thongs), tennis balls, a couch, clothing and underwear. The crew even managed to retrieve a perfectly good Hutt City Council recycling bin.

The youngsters were supported in their hard work by scout leaders, parents, Rotary Club of Hutt Valley members and Replas NZ staff  Following the morning’s efforts, Replas provided a barbeque and drinks to all the volunteers who assisted in the cleanup.