Goldrich Grove turns rubbish day on its head

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The residents of a cul-de-sac in Ashburton’s Braebrook subdivision have been injecting some colour into their lockdown days by dressing up for all to see when they collect their rubbish bins from the kerb.

Simon Chisnall set for a Star Wars battle.

Simon Chisnall and his wife Lyndall started the fun last week, when Simon dressed up as a Star Wars pilot and Lyndall as a neon stick figure that glowed in the dark; this week teacher Alice Czerski and her two children dressed as Where’s Wally when they collected their wheelie bin on Tuesday.
Alice said the 12 households on Goldrich Grove had set up a Facebook page before lockdown and were using it to share a few laughs, as well as checking in on each other.
Those dressing up alerted the group when they planned to collect their wheelie bin so everyone could head outside for a giggle.
Alice said a fitness trail had also been chalked out on the cul-de-sac as further entertainment.
Residents had found a special way to bond in otherwise difficult times, she said.
The Lagmhor School teacher is also sharing snippets of cul-de-sac life with her country students on social media.
‘‘It’s good for them to see something different and we are giving them a little view of town life.’’
Residents are looking forward to more dress-up antics this Tuesday when the country moves from alert level 4 to 3.