We did you proud Ma’am!

Published Monday 7 March 2016

Volunteers came out in force to blitz grot spots and give the district a fantastic spring clean to mark the Queen’s impending 90th birthday.

More than 150 people have already answered the call for action by taking part in the Clean For The Queen event with more tidy ups planned across the district over the coming days.

The event kicked off last Thursday with a clean up along the River Welland – between the town’s Memorial Gardens and Rockingham Road in Market Harborough – involving the local Environment Group, staff from McDonalds and Harborough District Council’s vice chairman Janette Ackerley – with 25 bags of litter collected. 

A total of 200 bags of rubbish have already been collected across the district including such items as old tyres and a vacuum cleaner.

The national anti-litter campaign included schools, parishes and community groups all volunteering to pick up litter in their local area. 

Harborough District Council has been supporting the campaign by providing litter picking equipment and bags free of charge, as well as disposing of the litter.

Cllr Neil Bannister, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for environmental services, said “A huge thank you to all who took the time to take part and help make the district look its best to honour Her Majesty’s milestone birthday celebrations. Volunteers should feel very proud of what has been achieved and I am delighted the council has been able to promote and support this great campaign.”

To get involved in Clean For The Queen litter picks this weekend and next contact Harborough District Council.

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