Tidying up will be fun at ‘Be Proud of Your Community’ Day this weekend

The second Be Proud of Your Community Day takes place on Saturday 30 September.
Tidying up at the first Be Proud of Your Community Day in May.

Everyone is invited to a special ‘tidying-up’ event in North Lichfield this Saturday, 30 September.

The ‘Be Proud of Your Community’ day will see litter picking, rubbish removal and skip filling across the area from 10am to 2pm.

Residents can bring their unwanted items to skips which will be sited at six locations; opposite the Co-op store on Marks Wark, on the grassed area in Windmill Lane, in the Edgeworth House Car Park in Oakenfield, the grassed area on Needwood Hill, on Bloomfield Crescent opposite the doctors’ surgery and at Curborough Community Centre, Reynolds Close.

The event, organised by Lichfield District Community Safety Partnership, The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, Bromford, Staffordshire Police, Lichfield Litter Legends and Lichfield District Council, will also feature Kindness Rock painting, a ‘positivity trail’ with the chance to win prizes, face painting at Windmill Lane/Greencroft, sports fun with Getin2it and refreshments and snacks.

Lichfield District Council’s Principal Community Safety Officer Yvonne James said:

“This is the second ‘Be Proud of Your Community’ Day. The first was held in May and was a great success with residents asking if we could repeat it.

“Some people may not be able to dispose of unwanted items easily or be physically able to weed their boundaries. The event on Saturday is an opportunity for them to meet representatives from the partner organisations and see their neighbourhood tidied up.

“It’s also lots of fun with a variety of activities arranged for all the family to enjoy. Come along and join us on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.”

The collection cannot take tyres, gas cylinders or batteries. Each skip will be clearly signed showing what can be deposited.

Published: 27 September 2023