|Our Environment: Issue 16 Spring 1998|
Cream Of The Dairies
The Lettuce Inn Dairy has won the inaugural Cream of the Dairies Competition organised by the Keep Christchurch Beautiful Campaign's Business and Industry Committee.
The idea for the competition, sponsored by Meadow Fresh Foods, was mainly to encourage dairy operators to help stem littering around their business.
Winners Rod and Heather Mabey thanked their litter conscious customers for helping to keep The Lettuce Inn clean and tidy. Their dairy, on the corner of Kidbroke Street and Linwood Avenue, met all the criteria and stood out as a unique dairy in the Garden City.
Not only did it maintain a litter-free frontage but went that extra mile as a community dairy. It had an attractive exterior, tidy and well stocked interior, flowers and fruit under a canvas awning, neat grassed area with a picnic table, community notices in the front window and even an area to tie up dogs.
To find Christchurch's most attractive and litter-free dairy, an independent assessor visited about 100 dairies judging them on factors such as parking facilities, footpaths, rubbish bins, beautification, building maintenance, interiors and environmental health.
There were 11 dairies on the highly commended list - each of a very high standard and with its own special features. Two which deserved a mention were the Ilam Centre Dairy,Wairakei Road, and the Pantry Dairy, Milton Street.
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