A Salford landlord is calling on residents to show their neighbourhoods a little love this week.
Salix Homes is hosting its annual Love Your Neighbourhood Week to encourage people, as it says, to take pride in their communities.
The event got underway yesterday and runs until Friday, 10 August. The week involves all kind of activities, the housing association said, including community clean-ups, a garden party, family fun days, and even a clampdown on fly-tipping.
“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,” said Sue Sutton, the Salix’s executive director of operations.
“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.”
The event is 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.
Today, Salix Homes’ dedicated environment team is 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.
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.
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’.”
Photo: Last year’s Love Your Neighbourhood event, courtesy of Salix Homes