A flashback picture of West Norfolk ambassador James Bagge with the campaign’s original red logo.

Celebrating and protecting the beautiful West Norfolk environment is the theme of this year’s Love West Norfolk Day.

People are being invited to get involved and celebrate the special area in a variety of ways.

The fifth annual celebration day will take place on February 14 and has a green logo to highlight the environmental message.

A photography competition is being launched today (Friday) looking for images of West Norfolk scenery and junior and secondary school pupils are being asked to suggest ideas to protect the environment while younger children can use their talents to draw a West Norfolk picture. 

On the day, people are being urged to take one step towards protecting their local environment, by picking up one piece of litter or organising a community litter pick. Subject to availability, Love West Norfolk litter pick kits will be available from West Norfolk Council.

It is also hoped people will take to social media with the #lovewestnorfolk hashtag and share their pictures and comments. 

A spokesman said: “Organisers are keen to hear from both individuals and organisations who also may wish to highlight some of the work that they are doing to protect the environment in West Norfolk.”

A special engagement pack will be available online from February 1 with ways to get involved with the campaign.

James Bagge, Love West Norfolk Ambassador said: “Love West Norfolk Day gives us an opportunity to pause, reflect and celebrate our wonderful part of the world and this year, we’re focusing on the beautiful natural environment which is in abundance here.

“As well as celebrating this environment, we felt it was also important to consider how we can protect it, and the difference we can all make, which is timely coming after last autumn’s COP26.

“As always, what makes Love West Norfolk Day so successful is the many, many people who get involved by adding their voices to our special celebration.”

The campaign is organised by the West Norfolk Strategy Group which includes businesses and organisations from across the borough. 

Find out about the day and how to get involved  at: www.lovewestnorfolk.co.uk or Twitter @LoveWestNorfolk Facebook: @LoveWestNorfolk Instagram: love_west_norfolk and LinkedIn: Love West Norfolk.