Robin Walker, MP for Worcester attended a special ‘Clean for The Queen’ event in Westminster yesterday led by his colleague Victoria Prentis MP. The campaign calls on schools, businesses and community groups to help tidy up their local area ahead of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday.
“Clean for The Queen” brings together all the anti-litter organisations from around the UK and aims to get people involved in Britain’s largest litter pick. Community groups including parish councils, residents’ associations, Girl guides and brownies and Scout and Cub troops are encouraged to organise their own litter pick or clean up in the coming weeks or over the “Clean for The Queen” weekend over 4-6 March.
Schools have also been encouraged to enter the “anti-litter” poster campaign. The best overall design will be used as a professional marketing poster and displayed at key locations around the country. The closing date for entries is Monday 15 February.
Worcester’s Mayor, Councillor Roger Knight is a regular litter picker and is frequently found out litter picking in his own council ward of St Peter’s. Known as the Faithful city for its adherence to the Royalist cause in the English Civil War, Worcester has a particular incentive to join “clean for the Queen” a few years on from when she personally visited the city on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.”
“This is a great opportunity to make sure we get Worcester neat and tidy in time for HM The Queen’s official 90th birthday on 21 April. Although the big litter pick will take place over 4, 5 and 6 March, people can get involved whenever they like. It is the support and action people are taking, and not the dates, which are important. I really hope people in Worcester will consider getting involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion in honour of her Majesty.”
“I know our Mayor, Roger Knight is passionate about cleaning up Worcester and making it an even better place to be so I will be joining him in a litterpick to help ‘clean for The Queen’ and I hope all the City Councillors across the city will be supporting this initiative too.”
Notes to Editors
- Special edition ‘Clean for The Queen’ litter bags will be available from February onwards. Participating local authorities may be able to provide the bags for collection free of charge. Litter bags will also be available for free collection through selected branches of Costa and Waitrose. The Clean for The Queen website will be updated in February to show those locations where bags can be collected.
- www.helpinghand.co.uk is offering additional equipment including litter pickers and high-vis vests for a 15% discount using code CLEAN16.