The community committee has kicked off the new financial year by once again rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty.

Work has started on the eastern corner of Victoria and Loftus Street in Hall in the ongoing project to beautify the town and further cement the town’s status as Australia’s first Bee Friendly Village.

Bill Pearson has made the signage and Ken Spencer donated and transported a truckload of bush rocks which have now been used to make retaining structures.

Preparing garden at Loftus street Hall
Preparing garden at Loftus Street Hall

A contractor replaced clay with topsoil and the next step is the installation of steel edging before planting can begin in the Spring. (Another great opportunity to get your hands dirty in a community working bee!)

Loftus street garden
Loftus street garden bed ready for planting in the Spring.

The Rotary Club of Hall has also supported and assisted with an application by the Hall Collectors Club for an Australia Post ‘Connected Communities for better mental health and wellbeing’ Grant.

The application seeks funding for an initiative called ‘Hall Together’; a series of community gatherings that bring people and community organisations together to promote participation in local groups and partnership and trust across the various organisations.