Litter-pick social group Spotless Spalding is backing the nationwide “Clean for the Queen” campaign as volunteers spruce up Britain for the monarch’s 90th birthday.
The Queen’s birthday falls on April 21, while her official birthday as sovereign is June 11.
... my hope is that new people will come forward in order to celebrate this unique occasionCoun Jack McLean
Spotless Spalding aims to focus on the banks of The Welland but is seeking more volunteers – individuals, groups and businesses – to make a real difference to the riverside, one of the town’s most cherished features.
Formed last year, Spotless Spalding has 200 followers on social media and has so far completed seven blitzes on litter-strewn areas.
Coun Jack McLean, from Spotless Spalding, said the group has had up to 20 people turning out for tidy-ups but he’s hoping more people will get involved for the local Clean for the Queen event on March 5.
He said: “It is great to see so many people following what we are doing, and commenting on the impact it is having. I do appreciate that it is not for everyone but my hope is that new people will come forward in order to celebrate this unique occasion.
“If we had a couple of local groups, clubs or even businesses to take part then we could make a vastly greater impact in the community.”
Coun McLean is promising a free get-together lunch for those who get involved in Clean for the Queen.
The group meets on the last Saturday of the month and its next litter pick starts at 4pm on February 27 at the Low Fulney Park, opposite St Paul’s Church in Holbeach Road, Spalding.
Its most recent blitz focused on Gore Lane and Abbey Path, Spalding, when a handful of volunteers filled five bags.
• To join Spalding’s Clean for the Queen, please email Coun McLean on firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07761 098517.