Help clean for the Queen this March
Bedford Borough Council is encouraging
residents to take action against litter by joining in with the
nation’s biggest ever clean-up.
In the run up to The Queen's 90th birthday
celebration in 2016, Keep Britain Tidy is urging millions of people
to spruce up streets and open spaces across the country.
The Clean for The Queen campaign is
encouraging communities to get involved with a flurry of litter
picking and other events on the special national clean-up weekend
of Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March.
Community groups, schools, residents'
associations, businesses and organisations are being encouraged to
take an active role in helping protect areas that are special to
them and create a lasting legacy of a cleaner, tidier Bedford
Borough that everyone can be proud of.
Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson said: “I
hope residents of all ages, along with local groups and businesses
will join this national event to Clean for the Queen. It’s an
opportunity to build on the efforts of Borough residents who
already volunteer their time to help clean up streets and open
spaces. It's easy to register online to lead or join a local
Bedford Borough Council is working with the
Environment Agency and local groups to host a Rivercare event.
Volunteers are invited to join in and assist in litter picking,
highlighting graffiti and other unsightly areas along the river
The event will be held between 10am and 12pm
on Saturday 5 March. Volunteers will meet at the Borough Hall car
park, Cauldwell Street, at 10am.
The Council is also looking to support
community litter picks and pick up any collected litter. For
further information, please email Karen Fletcher:
Groups can register to be listed on the Clean
for the Queen campaign map by visiting Clean for the Queen at