Do you want to help your local good cause win up to £1,000?
Salford City Council have recently set up the ‘Recycle and Reward Scheme’, which will boost the recycling rates in Salford and reward local good causes.
Each month, a team will choose several ‘good causes’ in each area of Salford. Residents will be able to vote for their preferred good cause and the good causes with the most votes in each area will receive the reward they have asked for – but only if recycling in that area has increased from the month before.
The scheme is funded entirely through government money with the aim of increasing recycling in Salford.
A number of community groups have already been shortlisted for the reward, but it’s up to you to decide who wins.
In Little Hulton and Walkden, one of the groups is Bridgewater Primary School Eco Action team, a group of children aged from six to 11 who want to improve the appearance of their school grounds.
In Eccles, one of the groups is the Westwood and Alder Park Tenants and Residents Association who have been trying to improve the appearance of the neighbourhood, whilst supporting the residents living in the area and providing various social and educational activities.
In Worsley and Boothstown, one of the groups nominated is Roe Green Play Park. This group is led by a committee of parents who want to refurbish the play area that has been deemed as ‘dangerous’ and also want to upgrade and repair the park.
In Irlam and Cadishead, one is the groups is the Agecroft Chapel Restoration Group who wish to restore the local chapel in the Agecroft Cemetery grounds.
In Ordsall and Langworthy, one of the good causes is the Friends of Ordsall Park who wish to maintain both Ordsall and Monmouth parks with regular litter picking and gardening.
Swinton and Pendlebury also have a number of good causes, one of which is the Moorfield over 60’s choir who have been learning to read music and how to breathe properly by a trained pianist and perform at various day centres and care homes.
If you want to vote for one of these good causes, or another one in your ward, go to the Salford City Council website where you can enter your postcode and choose your winning good cause.