Horsham wins Tidy Towns award for second straight year

HORSHAM has been named Victoria’s tidiest town for the second consecutive year.

Horsham received the overall Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns honour at a ceremony at Horsham Town Hall on Saturday.

More than 160 guests attended the evening.

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Horsham also won two other awards.

Horsham Christian Emergency Food Centre received the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Award for its work distributing surplus food to community members in times of need while Horsham Agricultural Society president Dalton Cross was named Young Leader of the Year.

Horsham received high commendations for the Horsham Urban Landcare Group in the environmental sustainability category and for the Horsham Fishing Competition’s efforts in the litter prevention category.

The Dimboola Warreguk Dragon Boat Club received the Clean Beach-Waterway Award.

Horsham Tidy Towns Committee chair Gillian Vanderwaal praised the consistent efforts of many volunteer individuals and groups that have helped to improve the town’s social and environmental sustainability.

“This award belongs to all the volunteers and workers who have gone out of their way to ensure their interest area and project has been carried out in the best possible way to the highest standard,” she said.

This is the seventh time Horsham has been named Victoria’s tidiest town. 

The Tidy Towns Sustainable Community awards encourage, motivate and celebrate sustainability achievements of rural and regional communities across Australia.

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