In preparation for Cumbria in Bloom Pride in Your Community judging, Stanwix residents are being urged to support a Give a Day to Carlisle event on Saturday 13 July.
Organised by the Stanwix in Bloom committee with support from the Friends of Rickerby Park, Carlisle City Council, Stanwix Community Centre and Stanwix School, the event will be held between 10am and 1pm.
The local community are being asked to lend a hand by litter picking and helping to restore the former community garden near St Michael’s churchyard. Plus painting bollards in the church grounds and other varied jobs in Eden Bridge Gardens and Rickerby Park.
Volunteers are asked to meet at Saturday, 13 July. Anyone that wants to take part should meet at Stanwix Community Association Centre, Church Street, Stanwix at 10am. Refreshments will be provided. All litter-picking equipment and gardening tools will be supplied by the City Council.
Local community groups and schools have also been approached to see if they can lend their support.
Carlisle City Cllr Paul Nedved, Ward Councillor for Stanwix and Houghton, said: “Our Give a Day event is a key part of our preparations for this year’s Cumbria in Bloom judging. It will help us combat litter and will spruce-up the area with the support of residents, community groups and the City Council.”
Stanwix in Bloom are being judged for this year’s Cumbria in Bloom on Monday 15 July. Community participation and environmental responsibility are key parts of the campaign. In addition to the Give a Day event, huge efforts have already been made by volunteers, local businesses and community groups on the build up to the judging. This has included a schools’ gardening competition at Stanwix School, a new outdoor planting area at the community centre organised by Stanwix Playgroup, an outdoor classroom in Eden Bridge Gardens organised by the Friends of Rickerby Park and Artsscool art projects.