Give a helping hand to ‘Clean for the Queen’

On 23rd February Surrey Heath Borough Council announced a Clean for the Queen community initiative, [photo from the internet]

litter-pickingA campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by Surrey Heath Borough 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 expected to be 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 4th to 6th, 2016.

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.

Surrey Heath Borough Councillor Vivienne Chapman ,  portfolio holder for Community  said: “We all work hard and are really proud not to have a huge litter problem in Surrey Heath but would like to do our bit to mark Clean for the Queen, and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations  to take part. Here at Surrey Heath, officers and councillors are rolling up their sleeves to give the area a bit of a spring clean.”

More information on the campaign can be found at: www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk

Clean up equipment is available to purchase at www.busybee.co.uk  and www.helpinghand.co.uk  along with special ‘Clean for the Queen’  t-shirts via www.keepbritaintidy.org     

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