A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by South Holland District Council.
Clean for The Queen aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday in April.
The campaign – backed by organisations including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPB, as well as businesses including McDonald’s, Costa, Greggs, KFC and Wrigley and anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England – is the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.
Supported by the Government, Clean for The Queen has also won the backing of councils across the UK and is centred on a weekend of activity from March 4-6.
Councils will be encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up the litter that blights our streets, parks and beaches.
In South Holland, anyone taking part in a litter pick can collect bags from South Holland District Council’s offices in Priory Road, Spalding.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council’s portfolio holder for waste management, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Clean for The Queen and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations across the district to take part.”
Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans said: ‘We hope a million people will join us in a mass litter pick to give our beautiful country the facelift it deserves.
“Litter is a problem that councils across the UK spend the best part of £1billion clearing up every year.”
By taking part in Clean for The Queen and clearing up the country, individuals and communities will not only be giving the Queen a suitably impressive gift to mark her 90th birthday, they will also be giving themselves and their area a present – a clean space in which to live, work and play.
For more information about the Clean for The Queen campaign, visit the dedicated website www.clean forthequeen.co.uk