Colourful promotional materials used to market the Olympics and Paralympics in Middlesbrough are being offered to local groups.
The town has played a key role throughout London 2012, hosting a packed Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration and showing sporting action live on the Big Screen.
Centre Square has also been buzzing with activity throughout the Games as young and old have had a chance to try their hand at countless different sports.
But now as the Paralympics are drawing to a close, some of the flags, banners and posters used to promote the Games around the town are up for grabs for use by local organisations, free of charge.
Middlesbrough-based schools, colleges, sports clubs and voluntary organisations are invited to put in requests for the materials which include:
Judith Croft, Middlesbrough Council’s Festivals and Events Manager, said: “The London 2012 Games have gone down a storm throughout the country, and Middlesbrough in particular has embraced the fantastic spirit of a summer of sporting glory.
“Centre Square has played a leading role in our celebration of the Games, and the flags, banners and posters have helped to set the tone.
“Now we want offer them to clubs and organisations so they can continue to be used promote the ethos and legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“We can’t guarantee people will get everything they ask for, but we will endeavour to accommodate as many requests as possible.”
The materials are offered free of charge on a first come, first served basis, with the sole proviso that they are not used for commercial gain.
Anyone wishing to bid for any of the materials is invited to apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 21, including details of their organisation with a contact name, address and telephone number. Applicants are asked to what they are interested in and how they will use it, and to outline why they think they should have it.
A decision will be made and people informed about arrangements for collection at the beginning of October. For further information on what’s available and how it can be used, contact Judith Croft on 01642 729137 before Thursday, September 13.