• Beechworth named in final five towns

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    AMONG KVB FINALISTS: Beechworth volunteer Trudi Ryan (centre) is a finalist in this year’s KVB awards. Photographed with local volunteers Jack Nelson (left), Joan Simms, Trudi Ryan, Jamie Kronborg and Daisy Ryan at the Beechworth Festival of Change held earlier this year.

    BEECHWORTH was named one of five state Tidy Town finalists for Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards which were announced last week.

    In a record-setting year in one of the oldest environmental groups in Australia, Keep Victoria Beautiful (KVB) has recognised environmental and community achievements of rural and regional communities for more than 50 years.

    Beechworth’s Tidy Towns committee member and volunteer Iris Mannik, who began the town’s entries 26 years ago with Indigo Shire Council support, said 18 projects across 10 categories had been the highest tally since then.

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