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Clean for the Queen!

Clean for the Queen!

Wiltshire residents are being encouraged to get involved and ‘Clean for The Queen’ to mark our majesty’s 90th birthday next month.

In Tidworth Community Area you’ll find litter picks in Tidworth, Ludgershall, The Chutes and Everleigh, so why not get involved!

The national campaign, launched by Country Life magazine and Keep Britain Tidy is a bid to rally volunteers across the country to clean up their local areas. Volunteers up and down the country have already started this process and will continue until the ‘Clean for The Queen’ weekend on 4, 5 and 6 March 2016 and beyond.

The first clean in Wiltshire took place earlier this month (18 February) on the Ivy Partnership Estate in Chippenham. A total of 44 large bags of litter were collected from the street, open space and footpaths, by 32 volunteers from the local community.

We currently have more than 150 confirmed litter picks across the county.

John Thomson, cabinet member for area boards said: “This is a very worthwhile campaign which has really been embraced by local communities. We’re doing all we can in the fight against litter here in Wiltshire, but any help residents can give is hugely appreciated. The number of people getting involved shows how important people think this issue is and it will make a big difference to their local areas.” 

Anyone looking to register for the event can do so, by visiting www.wiltshire.gov.uk/cleanforthequeen. Alternatively, existing litter picks are listed on the Clean for The Queen website http://www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk/home/2365

 


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