Council events support the Queen's birthday clean-up campaign

10 March 2016

More than 50 litter pick events took place across Cheshire West and Chester as part of the national Clean for The Queen tidy-up campaign last weekend.

Altogether, across the UK more than a million people have been out and about clearing up the places where they live to help celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

As part of the campaign, Cheshire West and Chester Council organised various events with key partners throughout the borough, including Stanney Woods, Ellesmere Port; Handbridge and Blacon, Chester; Winsford Marina; Greenbank, Northwich and Sytch Croft playing fields in Neston.

Councillor Mark Henesy, Cabinet Member for Community and Environment, said: “Clean for The Queen is about everyone working together to give the country a big spring clean ahead of Her Majesty’s birthday and people across Cheshire West and Chester came out in force to support it.

“It was good to see so many people braving the rather unpleasant weather to do their bit and support our events. Council staff also volunteered to help with a community project to clear a passageway at woods in Elton.” Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans said: “On behalf of the campaign, I would like to say a big “thank you” to Cheshire West and Chester Council and the people who live in the borough for supporting Clean for The Queen.

“They have been part of a campaign that has seen a million people stepping out of their front doors to make a difference to the way places look in every corner of the UK.”

The campaign, backed by organisations including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPB, and anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England, was the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.

The event in Blacon
The event in Blacon​

Volunteers from the Friends of Rivacre with the rubbish they collected at their event
Volunteers from the Friends of Rivacre with the rubbish they collected at their event

Volunteers at the Stanney Woods clean-up

Volunteers at the Stanney Woods clean-up

CW&C Staff at the clean-up in Elton

Cheshire West and Chester Staff at the clean-up in Elton

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