The national campaign is part of Keep Britain Tidy and its main aim is to get people involved in making a difference in the area where they live. This will be the second time ‘Love Where You Live’ has taken place in Tamworth, with the launch event taking place in September last year.
Both events have been organised by Tamworth resident Greg Parker, and he is now asking as many people as possible to give up an hour of their time during the week starting Monday March 4.
The first event proved to be a great springboard for the campaign, with a number of schools, businesses and community groups all getting involved in a litter pick or tidy up.
The new Lidl Tamworth store is also backing the event, and will not only be sponsoring it by providing t-shirts, it will be providing healthy eating goodie bags to all schools who get involved.
Greg has been organising litter picks in Glascote for a number of years and has a growing band of volunteers.
He said, “I have lived in Tamworth for a good number of years and absolutely love living here. I am proud of our town and want others to share my pride in the place. And this is the whole idea behind ‘Love Where You Live’ – get involved, be part of your community and make where you live that little bit better.”
There will be one-hour litter picks happening in areas across the town all week. For those who want to find out more or get involved, visit. www.lovewhereyoulivetamworth.co.uk. All people need to do click on ‘Get Involved’ to see the choice of locations, dates and times.
Greg added, “It would be great to see people signing up to our campaign. The town has so much going on; great facilities, beautiful parks and open space – why not give up an hour to make it an even better place? Come and help me out – and let’s see if we can get more tidy-ups taking place than last year.”
Greg is also getting in touch with local schools to see if they want to get involved and Tamworth Borough Council is supporting the ‘Love where You Live’ campaign. It will be providing all volunteers with litter picking equipment, and collecting rubbish at the end of the event.