Royal weekend in Spalding as town backs Clean for the Queen

Coun Angela Newton on a previous blitz with town centre manager Dennis Hannant. SG220315-119TW
Coun Angela Newton on a previous blitz with town centre manager Dennis Hannant. SG220315-119TW
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Two groups will litter pick on Saturday as Spalding embraces a national campaign, Clean for the Queen.

Cubs led by Christine Gratton will be joined by Spalding in Bloom chairman Coun Angela Newton for a big clean-up at Monks House Playing Field while the Spotless Spalding group and Coun Jack McLean focus on a riverside blitz.

Coun Jack McLean (left) and the Spotless Spalding volunteers.

Coun Jack McLean (left) and the Spotless Spalding volunteers.

Clean for the Queen aims to clean up Britain in time for Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June.

People are invited to join the Spalding litter picks or perhaps organise an event of their own.

Coun Newton has been involved in numerous clean-ups as a clean and tidy town plays a big part in the points earned when East Midlands in Bloom judges visit Spalding.

She said: “Maybe if people are unable to turn out and help one of our litter picks, they could pick up any litter outside their own property and also remove any weeds growing in the gutters or pavements. That way we can all be involved in doing our bit for the Queen.

“She has given sterling service to this country for many years and the least we can all do is join the official clean up as a thank you to the Queen.”

Clean for the Queen is a campaign launched and spearheaded by Keep Britain Tidy – and there’s still time to organise your own event and register it at

Keep Britain Tidy launched Britain in Bloom, something that is supported still by many of South Holland’s towns and villages.

Keep Britain Tidy say when the Queen came to the throne, litter was not the problem that it is today.

The campaign group says: “Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride.

“What better way could we show our gratitude to Her Majesty than to clean up our country?”

Coun McLean launched Spotless Spalding last summer and announced last month that the group would be holding a special event for Clean for the Queen.

He’s had up to 20 people turn out for monthly tidy-ups around town but is hoping many more will join the special day this Saturday.

You can follow the group’s activities by visiting

Previously ...

Spotless Spalding in Clean for Queen

Group have started to make Spalding spotless

Spalding gets gold again in East Midlands in Bloom competition

Spalding wins Gold award