Date: 24 February 2016
For Immediate Release
Communities to come together for Queen’s spring clean
Communities across South Northamptonshire are being encouraged to come together to help improve their surroundings and celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Launched nationally last week in London the Clean for the Queen campaign has already enlisted the support of some the country’s biggest high street names, charities, and voluntary groups.
Community groups, including; parish councils, Scout troops and Brownies are being encouraged to join schools, businesses and public sector bodies in undertaking voluntary clean ups of their local areas ahead of Her Majesty’s birthday in June.
South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) will be encouraging staff to take part and will be supporting the campaign by offering to loan litter picks, high visibility jackets and waste and recycling sacks to groups of schools, businesses and community groups.
Councillor Dermot Bambridge, SNC’s portfolio holder for environmental services said: “We are delighted to support this initiative and hope this will bring communities together to focus on a common goal that benefits them all.
“We will also try and help any communities taking part in the initiative on days other than those publicised.”
The Clean for the Queen campaign has been launched by the Countryside Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy and Garfield Weston Foundation.
Organisations who would like to take part in the litter pick are being encouraged to contact SNC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header ‘Clean for the Queen’ or by calling 01295 227003.