26-Feb-2016

As part of the national ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, Huntingdonshire District Council, Huntingdon Town Council and a number of Parish Councils have teamed up to organise a series of community clean-ups in March and April.

Clean for the Queen officially takes place on Saturday 5 March, so if you are free between 10.30am and 12.30pm, come and join in and make a positive difference at the following sites in Huntingdon.

Sapley Park Meet in the car park just off Abbots Ripton Road
Views Common  Meet by the wooden footbridge which is about 250 metres from the entrance on Hinchingbrooke Park Road
Riverside Park Meet in the car park off the ring road, near to the children's play area
Spring Common Meet on Spring Common, at the entrance near the One Leisure swimming pool
Stukeley Meadows  Meet at the entrance off Wertherim Road, opposite Homebase

All you need to do is turn up in outdoor clothing suitable for the weather, long trousers and wellingtons or strong footwear. Please bring your gardening gloves if you have them.

Cllr Robin Carter, Executive Member for Operations and Environment, said: "This promises to be a satisfying morning to help make Huntingdon a cleaner, greener place to live as well as a safer environment for both people and wildlife."

All the bagged litter will be collected by Huntingdonshire District Council’s Street Cleansing team and safely disposed of.

There are also other ‘Clean for the Queen’ events taking place throughout March and April. Please see local newsletters for further information on the events near you as Scout groups, the WI, rotary groups and other community and youth groups will be glad of your help in ridding the local area of litter. Information is also available on www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk.

Organisers of local clean-ups are asked to contact Street Cleansing Manager, Charlie Wilkins for advice, or to borrow any litter pickers and gloves. Email charlie.wilkins@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.