10th Dec, 2016

Youngsters help Clean For The Queen

Aaron Wise 11th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A RIGHT Royal clean up was had by more than 30 pupils from two Evesham schools as they gave the Queen a special birthday present by cleaning up the town’s streets.

Pupils from St Richard’s First School and The De Montfort School were out in force last Friday litter picking along paths and roads around their schools as part of the national Clean for the Queen campaign.

The scheme is aiming to get as many people as possible from communities across the UK to get out and tidy their streets to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday in April.

Residents in South Littleton, Bredon and Eckington also took part in the mass clean up effort.

Organiser Rodney Hodgkins said: “Although it’s amazing how many bags we filled, I’m glad to say that there was less in total than last year. “Nevertheless it’s made a real difference as litter is both a blot on the landscape, and a danger to wildlife.”

Coun Emma Stokes, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Street Scene on Wychavon District Council, said: “It’s been amazing to see the effort communities across Wychavon have made to Clean for the Queen.

“We need to keep driving home the message to people of all ages that littering is not acceptable. It costs money and blights our communities. Our message is simple – just bin it.”