Our Love Where You Live Champion scheme is now live! We launched the initiative from the Grangetown hub on a sunny Wednesday morning with 15 people turning up to celebrate the occasion with us. The scheme allows people to sign up for a Love Where You Live Library card and then they can borrow litter-picking equipment from the hub at a time that suits them.
It was a great day, with Councillor Henshaw kicking off proceedings by thanking everyone for coming and explaining how delighted she is with the scheme. As a volunteer with Keep Splott Tidy herself being able to open up environmental volunteering to more people across Cardiff is something she sees as really important. After the introduction, we then headed out for a litter pick of the area and collected 28 bags in just under an hour. Luckily, tea and cake awaited our return, and was very much deserved.
With us at the launch were representatives from Keep Grangetown Tidy and Keep Splott Tidy, as well as Keep Wales Tidy litter champions from across the city. It was great to see everyone come together for the event and share their inspiring stories.
Volunteers make such a huge difference to their local communities, whether it be through litter picks or brightening up their areas with gardens or planters. Doing the small things that often go unnoticed but without them their communities wouldn’t be such wonderful places to live and work.
Our newest volunteers, Tommy and Alina, joined us on the day and were already very much looking forward to getting stuck in and tidying up the area around the hub on a regular basis. Not only did they feel a sense of achievement by making the streets cleaner but they thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people.