GRAB a litter picker and Clean for The Queen.
That’s the message from Stratford District Council, which is supporting a national campaign to give the country a spring clean ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The council hope everyone from voluntary organisations to schools and residents to community groups will get involved and do their bit to make the district look spic and span in the run up to the celebrations later this year.
They will be supplying litter picking equipment and have arranged to collect and dispose of the collected litter while contractor Biffa will be jet washing some areas of the district as part of the campaign, which is backed by Keep Britain Tidy.
A Clean for The Queen weekend is set to take place from Friday (March 4) until Sunday (March 6) but volunteers can also organise a litter pick any time between now and the Queen’s birthday in June.
Clean-up events will be taking place in Alcester, Ashorne, Avon Dassett, Barton on the Heath, Broom, Kineton, Lighthorne, Luddington, Moreton Morrell and Newbold Pacey.
They have also been arranged in Newbold-on-Stour, Pillerton Priors, Preston Bagot, Preston on Stour, Snitterfield, Stockton, Stratford Town, Tredington and Wellesbourne.
Coun Mike Brain said: “The whole community has a role to play in helping to keep our district litter-free.
“Dropping litter results in a considerable cost to the environment and the taxpayer and by supporting the Clean for The Queen campaign, we hope to highlight the issue, encourage community action and play our part in paying a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s dedicated service to this country.”
Visit www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk for further information or call the council’s Streetscene team on 01789 260616 to get involved.