Robin has said a huge thank you to everyone around the city who got out their litter pickers and took part in Clean for the Queen.

Across Worcester teams of volunteers from schools, businesses clubs and local residents groups turned out in parks and neighbourhoods for the national Clean for The Queen tidy-up events across the long weekend of 4th, 5th and 6th of March.

Altogether, across the UK more than a million people have been out and about clearing up the places where they live to help celebrate 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, was the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.

Robin joined Worcester’s Mayor Roger Knight and pupils from St George’s RC Primary in Barbourne in a litter pick up the Barbourne Road and through Gheluvelt Park, he particularly commended the keen and polite pupils for their vigorous efforts over the morning. Separate teams organised clean ups all over the city from the Warndon Villages to St Peters, Perry Wood to the canalsides.

Robin said:

“Clean for The Queen is about everyone working together to give the country a big spring clean ahead of Her Majesty’s birthday and in the Faithful City of Worcester it was great to see so many people coming out to support it. I am particularly grateful to the city council’s cleaner and greener team and to the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust who did a great job of supporting local volunteers and helped to make it a special weekend for everyone involved.”

“It was a real joy to join local primary pupils in getting a dose of fresh air whilst helping to make our city neat and tidy. Coming through Gheluvelt Park it was hard to find any litter as the council staff do such a good job of keeping it clean, but there is always more we can do to support them and I am delighted so many people volunteered to help.”

Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans said:

“On behalf of the campaign, I would like to say a big thank you to Worcester City and the people Worcester for supporting Clean for The Queen.”

“They have been part of a campaign that has seen a million people stepping out of their front doors to make a difference to the way places look in every corner of the UK.”