24th Oct, 2017

Plea goes out for clean-up volunteers

Joshua Godfrey 5th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A RIGHT Royal litter pick is in order as Vale residents are urged 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 across the country to tidy up their community ahead of Her Majesty reaching the landmark on Thursday, April 21 and now Wychavon District Council has backed the campaign.

Pupils from The De Montfort School are joining forces with Evesham Town Council in a mass clean-up of the town on Friday, March 4 which also forms part of the recently launched Evesham Litter Free Campaign.

Litter picking kits are being provided by Wychavon for anyone wanting to hold their own event throughout February and March.

Coun Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene on Wychavon District Council, said: “We already litter pick our town centres and parks every day but we can’t be everywhere.

“That’s why we’re delighted to support Clean for the Queen and I would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part.”

Mayor of Evesham, Coun Fred Kaler, said: “The Clean for the Queen project fits perfectly with our own anti-litter strategy which has come out of the Evesham Town Plan.

“We feel passionately about making Evesham as nice as it can be for residents and visitors alike, and the chance to help us achieve this and mark the Queen’s birthday is perfect”.

Guy Nichols, Headteacher of The De Montfort School, said: ““At The De Montfort School we have exceptional drive and respect for our environment.

“Our proud students at the High and Middle Schools have set the standard in terms of eliminating litter. We are extremely excited to be supporting our town and naturally want to be at the forefront of the Clean for the Queen campaign.”

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