SCHOOLS, groups, businesses and individuals in Tamworth are being encouraged to get involved in a national campaign to clean up the streets in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Tamworth Borough Council is backing the national ‘Clean For the Queen’ campaign and is calling on people throughout the borough to organise and take part in litter picks over the weekend of March 4 to 6, ahead of the Queen’s birthday on April 21.
Coton Green, Hanbury’s Farm, St Gabriel’s and Two Gates primary schools have already pledged their support, as well as the Town Wall and Hodge Lane Conservation Groups.
Tamworth Borough Council will be supporting the litter picks by supplying rubbish bags and taking the rubbish away once it has been collected. There is a limited supply of litter picking kits, which are available on a first come, first served basis.
Cllr Rob Pritchard, Tamworth Borough Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “Our Street Scene teams are out and about every day cleaning up the borough, but Clean For the Queen is a great way to help give Tamworth that extra-special spring clean in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
“We are looking to support as many groups as possible carry out a clean-up in their area, be it a park, playing fields, estate, canal towpath, cycleway or nature reserve and we are hoping that we hope every part of Tamworth joins together in keeping Tamworth clean and tidy.
“So if you are a church, school, community group, sports club, community-minded local business, residents association or just an active local champion in your area, please get in touch and help us Clean For the Queen.”
Anyone who would like to sign up to take part in ‘Clean For the Queen’ in Tamworth is asked to contact Andy Smith for more details and to register. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
More details on the national ‘Clean For the Queen’ campaign can be found at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk