A MOUNT Martha resident has thanked a community-minded couple who cleaned up after vandals trashed a community barbecue area and attempted to burn a nearby brush fence.
Dee Matthews was walking along the Esplanade at Safety Beach on the morning of 15 January when she and a friend came across a burning mess beside the toilet block about 300 metres from the pier.
Matthews said she first noticed fire damage in the bin before her eyes were drawn to more damage from a second fire – no longer alight – in a brush fence nearby.
There was also a lot of rubbish strewn around the barbecue area and onto the beach,
Matthews said she and her friend were horrified at the mess, but after returning from a short walk on the beach noticed two people picking up the rubbish.
“We spoke to the male and female and they mentioned that they lived in Safety Beach and had decided to clean the beach up when they saw the mess,” Matthews said.
“We were so impressed we took their photo, which they were happy with, and I think they deserve a thumbs up.”