LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

The people of Salford have shown their love for where they live as part of our annual Love Your Neighbourhood Week celebrations this summer.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year saw our first ever virtual Love Your Neighbourhood Week.

The jam-packed week included an online live cooking demonstration, garden competitions and virtual activities for all the family.

Thanks to Love Your Neighbourhood Week, we can really see the pride in our communities and that true spirit of Salford.

Here’s just a snapshot of some of the activities we got up to…

Live cook-a-long

The fun kicked off on Monday, 17 August with a live virtual cooking demonstartion from BounceBack food where they cooked some tasty healthy recipes.

We also explored some local landmarks with a virtual walking tour of Salford. You can watch the full video at www.salixhomes.co.uk/limelight

Lockdown transformations

Over the last few months, many of us have been spending time in our gardens, small spaces and communal areas and even taking on our very own lockdown projects. Whether you’d been gardening, doing DIY or adding a new addition to your outdoor or indoor space, we wanted to hear about it.

We asked for you to share your lockdown transformations with us for the chance to win a £50. Tesco voucher This prize was won by Samantha Gorst, who lives on the Duchy Estate.

Our winning lockdown transformation - Before

Our winning lockdown transformation - After

A lockdown transformation entry

Neighbourhood heroes

Who has been your neighbourhood hero throughout lockdown?

We recognised some of our very own lockdown heroes and asked you to nominate yours.

Keri Muldoon, who is a Broughton-based community campaigner, was nominated for her volunteer work over the pandemic.

Upcycling projects

With shops shut during lockdown, people turned to upcycling to give an item a new lease of life.

Furniture Recycling Scheme

Our Environments Services Team shared tips and advice on recycling and gave an insight into our furniture recycling scheme.

We also gave you the chance to win a £20 Amazon e-voucher on with our competition to guess the weight of the fly-tipping collected.

Watch our video on our Furniture Recycling Scheme on our website at www.salixhomes. co.uk/limelight

Boost4Youth

We finished the week with a call out for our Boost4Youth panel. We are looking for young people aged 14-21 to take part in our independent decision-making panel, which manages a budget that helps fund projects for young people in our communities.

Last year’s Boost4Youth panel member, Fathiat Adbul-Quadri, 16 said: “Our Boost4Youth panel is all about the youth of Salford."

“We have the independence to make things happen, make decisions and shape how things are done. We’re really excited to be able to provide more opportunities for young people.”

Find out more about Boost4Youth and how to join at www.salixhomes.co.uk/ boost4youth

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