Clean for The Queen Campaign
Scarborough Council are backing a campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities.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, anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England, as well as businesses including McDonald’s, Costa, Greggs, KFC and Wrigley, 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 4 to 6 March. We're 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.
Cllr Tom Fox, Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Clean for The Queen and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible in our borough to take part.
“We already know of a number of litter picking events taking place in our area but if anyone else wants to organise one, for example through their school or with their work colleagues or community group, we’d love to hear from them so we can help to promote their efforts.”
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.”
TV presenter and fervent anti-litter campaigner Kirstie Allsopp added:
“I really hope that as many people as possible will join in with this fantastic campaign. I litter-pick with my family regularly and it really can be good fun. It’s a great way for children to start to understand the impact litter has on our environment and the harm it can do.”
Anyone wanting to organise their own Clean for the Queen event can find lots of helpful information and resources at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk
Already confirmed to take place in the borough are the following events organised by various community groups, which are open to anyone wishing to volunteer:
Friday 4 March
Filey in Bloom – 10.00am, meet at Filey bus station
Whitby in Bloom and Friends of Pannett Park – 2.00pm, meet at Quaker Burial Ground at side of park, entrance off Bagdale
Saturday 5 March
Hunmanby in Bloom – 9.30am, meet in churchyard, All Saints Church
Cayton in Bloom – 10.00am to 12.00pm, meet at Jubilee Hall
Friends of South Cliff Gardens (Scarborough) – 10.00am to 12.00pm, meet at top of Spa Cliff Lift, Esplanade
Muston in Bloom – 10.00am, meet at Village Cross
Newby and Scalby in Bloom – 9.30am to 10.30am, meet at Community Hall car park, Scalby Road
Sunday 6 March
Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery – 10.00am, meet at Mortuary Chapel behind main building, enter by main Dean Road gates
Peasholm Park Friends - 10.00am, meet at park’s Buttercup Kiosk
The Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough will take part in some of the local Clean for The Queen events in support of the national campaign.
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