Plymouth folk to ‘Clean for the Queen’


A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by Plymouth City Council.

Clean for The Queen aims to give the country a spruce up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

The event runs from March 4 to 6 and the Council is looking for support for the campaign. From school or work or community events, to family and individual projects, there are many ways to support ‘Clean for the Queen’.

The Council would like to know what people’s plans are so that they can help as much possible; they can provide bin bags and pick up points will be ‘littered’ across the city for the rubbish to be picked up once it’s been collected.

The campaign is backed by organisations including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPB, as well as businesses including McDonald’s, Costa, Greggs, KFC and Wrigley. Also supporting the nationwide spring clean are anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Plymouth City Council is ‘royally’ excited to be on board with the campaign and will be encouraging and supporting groups and individuals across the city who want to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up litter and clean for our Queen.

Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for Streetscene said: “We are delighted to be supporting Clean for The Queen and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations in Plymouth to take part.

“We try to keep the city clean all year round, so when we get opportunities like this campaign, we are more than happy to give it our full support and we love to see the people of Plymouth get really stuck in.”

Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans said: ‘We hope a million people will join us in a mass litter-pick to give our beautiful country the facelift it deserves.

“By taking part in Clean for The Queen and clearing up the country, individuals and communities will not only be giving The Queen a suitably impressive gift to mark her 90th birthday, they will also be giving themselves and their area a present – a clean space in which to live, work and play.”

People and organisations who want to put on an event should email caroline.fiske@plmouth.gov.uk