Robin Lennie, managing director at STIHL GB, says the competition looks to reward those unsung heroes who take an active role in regenerating and preserving their neighbourhoods.
"We know there are thousands of people around the country spending endless hours of their own time planting, landscaping, recycling and cleaning – all in the name of their local community. As a leading garden power tool and equipment company we feel it is our duty to recognise those people who are helping to keep the environment clean, maintained and protected. We hope that the public take the time to nominate these special people who take such pride in their communities – and perhaps stimulate further voluntary work in the process."
Examples of community clear-up initiatives could include, but is not limited to:
- Planting of trees, shrubs and flowers eg. at a community retirement home/hospital/school
- Landscaping eg. at a local football club or canal bank
- Local recycling projects
- Cleaning and clearing initiatives
- Regenerating neglected, run-down areas
STIHL is encouraging the public to visit the STIHL website, www.stihl.co.uk/localheroes from March 1st 2016 to nominate. Entries close 31 May 2016 and submissions will be judged by the ‘STIHL judging panel’, including Jane Moore - Head Gardener at The Bath Priory and Brownsword Hotels