Housing association Salix Homes is hosting its annual Love Your Neighbourhood Week to encourage people to take pride in their communities.
The event runs from Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10 and involves an action-packed week of activities across Salford.
The line-up includes community clean-ups, a garden party, family fun days and even a clampdown on fly-tipping.
The fun kicks off on Sunday, August 5 with a Family Fun Day at Green Grosvenor Park on Clarence Street, Broughton.
The event is being organised by the Friends of Green Grosvenor Park and Broughton Flood Group, supported by Salix Homes, and activities include stalls, donkey rides, a funfair and festival food.
On Monday, August 6, Salix Homes’ dedicated Environment Team will be out and about in the community targeting fly-tipping.
Illegally dumped waste will be cordoned off as a ‘crime scene’, while investigations will take place to catch the culprits.
Sue Sutton, executive director of operations at Salix Homes, said:
“Salix Homes is passionate about building safe, clean and happy communities where our residents can be proud to live and work.
“The people of Salford are famous for their pride in this great city, but the aim of Love Your Neighbourhood Week is to encourage even more people to take a little bit of ownership of where they live because if everyone does their bit we can make a real and lasting benefit to our neighbourhoods.
“This year’s event will see a real focus on fly-tipping, which is blighting our communities. It’s a lazy and selfish crime which costs taxpayers in Salford hundreds of thousands of pounds every year to clean up, so we will do everything in our power to clamp down on this illegal activity and catch the culprits.”
Other events throughout the week include a garden party at Margaret’s Garden in Swinton and a fun-day organised by Salix Homes’ very own youth panel - Boost 4 Youth - at Ordsall Park.
Sue Sutton added:
“We’ve got an action-packed week planned, providing fun for the whole family, and we are urging as many people as possible to get involved and ‘love their neighbourhood’.”
The full line up of events is available on the Salix Homes website.
Edited by KARL