20th Jan, 2021

Royal spring clean for Queen's 90th

Joshua Godfrey 17th Feb, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A RIGHT royal tidy up is in order as Worcester’s MP urges city residents to take part in the biggest clean-up the country has ever seen to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Clean for the Queen campaign is aiming to get one million people nationwide to spruce up their neighbourhoods ahead of her Majesty reaching her landmark birthday on April 21.

Faithful City residents are being urged to hold their own litter picks between February and mid-April, with Worcester City Council providing litter pickers, refuse sacks and gloves free-of-charge.

Many community groups are taking part in the event with The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust is organising a litter pick and will be clearing up any fly tipping rubbish in and around Perry Wood

Local Nature Reserve in Warndon on Monday, March 7. The Friends of Diglis Fields is joining in with a litter pick in the Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve and on Diglis Fields on Saturday, March 5.

Schools are also doing their bit for the campaign, with Dines Green Primary School hosting a litter pick on March 18 and St. Georges RC Primary School sprucing up their area and Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park on March 4.

Robin Walker said: “This is a great opportunity to make sure we get Worcester 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 Worcester will consider getting involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion in honour of Her Majesty.”

For litter picking tools for an event email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk or call the Community Engagement Team on 01905 752960.

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