Brickie steps up for perfect fix

Before: the steps before the repairs.

THE Ocean Grove Rotary Club adopted the Lookout Reserve back in 2008 and has since installed various amenities – including the six local history panels commemorating the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the township.
Volunteers attend fortnightly to clean the panels and pick up litter.
Of the 120 plants Rotary volunteers put in last year the ’take’ appears to be about 50 per cent. Some have outgrown the protection and are adapting to the natural conditions of the sites.
On one recent visit a Rotarian noted some vandalism of the entry steps.
As luck would have it, a young bricklayer was working across the road from the damaged steps so his views on what it might cost to repair were sought.
Bricklayer Ben Davies made the unsolicited offer that if Rotary supplied replacements for the broken bricks he would voluntarily do the work.
The job was completed last Saturday and Rotary has notified the council of the outcome and thanked Ben for his community service.