Let's have a summer of love in 2018!
Welcome to a new Campaign - absolutely new!
Reducing plastic is the aim, but at the moment it is littering our streets and open spaces. Not only is it a hazard, but areas of Penrith have become an unsightly mess.
This summer we hope to promote action to make a difference.
On May Day, Monday 7th May, please join us to launch the campaign.
- Find us at our stall alongside PACT's Action on Plastic team
- Float 1: the contents of the last litter pick
- Float 2: a wire whale made of plastic
- Stickers to hand out and followers with brooms and signs
- Make a placard and bring it along!
Do your bit in a litter pick to clean the town in advance of May Day.
- Meet on Saturday 5th May at 10am at Mansion House for a couple of hours.
Can you come up with a short and snappy design for an anti-litter sign? We've got permission to erect anti-litter signs. For schools and young people. More info to follow...
Teddy bears picnic!
Bring a blanket, picnic and teddy bear to the Coronation Gardens on Portland Place by Penrith Town Hall on Sunday 10th June 2018 from 2pm to 4pm. Plastic-Free please!
If your Teddy needs some TLC before this outing, why not bring it along to the PACT Repair Cafe at the Old Fire Station in Penrith on Saturday morning, 9th June from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Tidy front and back!
We've already been liaising with businesses in Penrith who have pledged support for the campaign by keeping the front and back of their premises clean - with window stickers to prove it.
The mayor of Penrith presented certificates to six of our larger companies, congratulating them on tidying up!
We will going into schools for assemblies and whole class lessions on anti-littering.
Display in the Arcade
We plan to have an anti-litter display in the Devonshire Arcade.
We've support from the public and the business community - and financial support with a grant from Cumbria County Council - thanks! Thanks to PACT for helping to make this project happen.
Please contact Joan Robinson on 07754773701 or send us a message.