Join in litter pick for Queen’s big birthday

The Old Gaol, Buckingham
The Old Gaol, Buckingham

Clubs and organisations in Buckingham are being urged to take part in the country’s biggest-ever community clear-up next weekend.

Buckingham Town Council is organising a mass litter pick as part of the national Clean for The Queen campaign, which aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

The campaign is being backed by organisations including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and RSPB, as well as businesses including McDonald’s, Costa Coffee, Greggs, KFC and Wrigley, as well as anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Supported by the government, Clean for The Queen has won the backing of councils across the UK and is centred on a weekend of activity from March 4 to 6.

As part of the weekend of action, Buckingham Town Council is asking local organisations to pick an area of town to clean up.

Those already taking part include The Railway Walk Group, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, The Royal Latin School and Buckingham Canal Society.

Town clerk Chris Wayman said: “Clean for The Queen is about everyone working together to give the country a big spring clean ahead of Her Majesty’s birthday.”

On the weekend of March 12, town councillors will be out in force to clean up the town centre.

Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans said: “It is great to see so many local authorities, including Buckingham Town Council, getting behind Clean for The Queen.

“Litter is a problem that affects every corner of the country.

“By taking part in Clean for The Queen, individuals and communities will not only be giving The Queen a suitably impressive gift to mark her 90th birthday, they will also be giving themselves and their area a present – a clean space in which to live, work and play.”

Any groups wanting to get involved shouldcontact Amanda Brubaker at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426.