How do you want Todmorden to look?
You can help Todmorden In Bloom’s Clean For The Queen campaign. Ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday, April 21 the campaign aims to inspire people to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter picking to make the places where we live more beautiful. Todmorden in Bloom are a small voluntary group who try to enhance our town with floral displays. After the devastating floods we want to play our part in helping lift Todmorden’s spirits and regain a sense of pride in our streets and public spaces. Our idea is to rally more volunteers to join our small number of Todmorden in Bloom members in some mass tidy ups around the town on Sunday, March 20, Monday, March 21 or Tuesday, March 22 meeting at 1pm at Myrtle Street car park (behind Central Methodists), Todmorden. All volunteers need to wear rubber gloves. The campaign is backed by Keep Britain Tidy and other national environmental groups. One plastic bag takes over 10 years to disintegrate and thousands of our birds are killed by swallowing plastic. The amount spent on cleaning could pay for 30,000 extra nurses. We need to re-educate and inspire all folk to gain a cleaner and greener country. If you are unable to join our organized community cleaning, please spruce up in your own time around where you live. We hope to attract locals and visitors alike back smiling in Todmorden after we became such a bad news story on Boxing Day. For further information, please see www.todmordeninbloom.com, www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk or www.facebook.com/Todmordenbloomers. Todmorden in Bloom wish to thank Michael Powell, manager of Lidl in Todmorden, for the generous donation of several dozen pairs of rubber gloves towards our clean ups.