THE free ‘Sustainable Summer’ event at Ankerside Shopping Centre launched a couple of weeks ago and has been a huge success, with shoppers taking part in a workshop where they made floral arrangements out of plastic bags, pipe cleaners, bottles, paper and cardboard.
This Wednesday (8 August) will see an upcycling session taking place from 11am-4pm at Unit 40B next to Co-Op Travel and opposite Vodafone, where event-goers are asked to please bring carrier bags.
There will be a special workshop hosted by Community Together CIC on Wednesday 15 August from 10.30am-3.30pm, where visitors can make shields which spell out the word ‘Tamworth’ that will go around a drawing of a castle that the team will be also making.
Shields will be made using left over bits and pieces of craft material i.e tissue paper, pipe cleaners, bits of different coloured paper, glittery foam and bits of material.
Its business support officer, Steve Hodgetts, said: “Community Together CIC is always keen to get involved in community projects and this year we are pleased again to be at Ankerside helping with its sustainability event. It’s a great opportunity for us to promote all the other activities that Community Together CIC provides not only from our hub in the Castle Grounds, but in the locality areas of Belgrave, Wilnecote, Glacote and Stonydelph.”
The final event will be on 22 August will be a celebration of the great outdoors, where bird feeders and bug spotters can be decorated. The shopping centre is also asking for clothing donations which can be dropped off at the collection bin on the mall, with all items to be donated to the British Heart Foundation.