Ahead of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, “Clean for The Queen” is calling on schools, business and community groups to help tidy up their local area.
As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tidy Britain which works to tackle the growing problems of litter that blights UK communities, I am pleased to support this campaign and encourage Tower Hamlets residents to get involved.
“Clean for The Queen” brings together all the anti-litter organisations from 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 are also 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.
Special edition ‘Clean for The Queen’ litter bags will be available from February onwards and will be available for free collection through selected branches of Costa and Waitrose. If you are interested in bagging one yourself, the Clean for The Queen website (www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk) will be updated in February to show those locations where bags can be collected.
Overall, this is a great opportunity to make sure we get Tower Hamlets 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 Tower Hamlets will consider getting involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion.