Council Backs ‘Clean For The Queen’ Campaign

A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by West Lindsey 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 is centred on a weekend of activity from 4th to 6th March, 2016. The council is 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.

Conservative Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr. Jeff Summers said:

“We are delighted to be supporting Clean for The Queen and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations in the district to take part.

“We have pledged our commitment to this initiative and any events planned by parish councils, volunteer groups, community groups and residents.

“We are offering equipment such as litter picking sticks, hi-vis vests, gloves and some ‘Clean for the Queen bags’ which can be used on the day of an event.”

The council has also agreed to collect any bags which need disposing of. Cllr. Owen Bierley, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at the Council, said:

“Community groups have already started to pledge their support.

“The Keelby Clean Up group was the first in West Lindsey to register to take part of the Clean for the Queen campaign.”

In Walesby, thirty-five volunteers have signed up for an event and a community group in Riby are in the process of arranging a litter-pick, which is all great news.

“If you are planning an event don’t forget to share your stories, pictures with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We would love to see what community groups are doing.”

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.

If you would like some support from the council in terms of equipment or collection of litter, then please contact the council on 01427 676676.

Don’t forget the council offers a range of grant schemes up to £8,000 to support community projects in the district. If you are looking for help to improve community facilities, boost tourism or for environmental projects then get in touch to see if we can help by visiting www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/funding. Or for more information call 01529 301951 or email: communitygrants@communitylincs.com.