Hundreds turn out to do their bit as they Clean For the Queen 

March 9, 2016

HUNDREDS of pupils from 10 Tamworth primary schools armed themselves with bin bags and litter pickers as they took to the street to Clean For the Queen.

Pupils from Wilnecote, Hanbury’s Farm, St Gabriel’s, Coton Green, Dosthill, William McGregor, Two Gates, Stoneydelph, Ankermoor and Longwood Schools – as well as the 3rd Wilnecote Scouts, Community Payback and volunteers from the Town Wall Conservation Group and the Hodge Lane Conservation Group – took up the national challenge to clean up the streets in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday on April 21.

Tamworth Borough Council backed the national Clean For the Queen campaign and called on people throughout the borough to organise and take part in litter picks over the weekend of March 4 to 6.

The groups of volunteers were supplied with rubbish bags and a limited supply of litter pickers. The Council’s Street Scene teams supervised the litter picks and took all the bags of rubbish away for disposal.

Between them, the litter pickers collected around 200 bags of rubbish.

Cllr Rob Pritchard, Tamworth Borough Council’s Deputy Leader, said:

“I am delighted to see so many schools and groups doing their bit to clean up Tamworth and help to give the borough that extra-special spring clean in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this great clean-up and to Street Scene for their support – as always, Street Scene do a great job to support community activities.”

Claire Allerton from the Street Scene team and Play & Education Officer Andrew Smith with some of the bags of rubbish collected during the Clean For the Queen litter picks. 

Claire Allerton from the Street Scene team and Play & Education Officer Andrew Smith with some of the bags of rubbish collected during the Clean For the Queen litter picks.