People encouraged to ‘Clean for the Queen’

Published Friday 19 February 2016

People are being encouraged to give the Harborough district a fantastic spruce up in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The national campaign, called ‘Clean for the Queen’, will see people grab litter pickers and refuse sacks with the aim of blitzing grot-spots and getting areas looking their best for the Queen’s birthday celebrations this year.

Hundreds of people in the Harborough district have already answered the call to action, and more are expected to register to get involved over the coming days.

The anti-litter campaign is looking to galvanise a million people – including schools, parishes and community groups – to pick up litter in their local area over the weekend of 5 and 6 March 2016. However litter picks can be arranged for other dates if required.

Although the campaign is rallying around the event of the Queen’s 90th birthday, it is a community based campaign, aimed at cleaning-up where we live for the benefit of everyone.

Harborough District Council is supporting the campaign by providing litter picking equipment, free of charge, so residents are able to take part in tidy-ups across the Harborough district.

Cllr Neil Bannister, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for environmental services, said: “I know people take a lot of pride in where they live and will get involved with this tidy up campaign which I’m sure will be great fun as well as marking such a wonderful occasion as the Queen’s 90th birthday.”

Register to take part at  and to request litter picking equipment contact Harborough District Council at