Everyone wants to live somewhere that they love but we are all so busy it can be difficult to know where to start getting to know or improve your local area.
Love Where You Live is about putting you in the driving seat to improve your local environment and get to know your community. Love Where You Live covers a wide range of community activities, from organising a litter pick or community event to starting a residents’ group, supporting vulnerable neighbours or building a new play area.
In 2016-17 our Waste and Street Scene team registered over 865 volunteers who wanted to help clear up their local area, between them using over 670 refuse sacks! Our Waste and Street Scene team can give you refuse sacks and lend you sack holders, gloves, long handled litter pickup sticks and high visibility waistcoats, as well as offering advice and guidance and collecting the waste free of charge when you let us know you’ve finished.
If you are interested in organising a litter pick in your area then please visit our Arrange a litter pick page.
We can also lend you equipment if you would like to maintain your community green spaces and advise you if you would like to start a green fingered project, for example a community garden or help for people in your neighbourhood who find gardening difficult.
For wider community projects our Families and Communities team can offer help, advice and friendly links to other organisations who can welcome, advise and assist you. Please visit our Your community page for further details.
Just let us know what you've got planned or what you'd like to do and we'll tell you what we can do to support you!
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