Birmin-gum cleans for The Queen this weekend

Steve Hollingworth and Garry Peal Clean for The Queen

Steve Hollingworth and Garry Peal Clean for The Queen

A campaign to get people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by Birmingham City Council.

Clean for The Queen takes place across the UK from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March and aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

On Saturday teams from local businesses will descend on Victoria Square to clear the area of gum, in what has been dubbed a day of Birmingum Free activities!  And on Sunday HRH The Duchess of Gloucester will join local residents to clean the aptly named Civic Close.

Clean for The Queen city centre timetable –

  • Saturday 5th March 10am – 2pm on Victoria Square – teams include Birmingham City Council’s events staff,  Colmore BID, Elonex, Love Brum, Miss Birmingham and Co, McDonald’s and Willmott Dixon.
  • Sunday 6th March 10 – 11am – Civic Close (off Cambridge Street) HRH The Duchess of Gloucester will join the Deputy Lieutenant Simon Topman MBE, Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall, volunteers from the Lawn Tennis Association, Head of Parks Darren Share MBE and local residents to clean and litter pick.  HRH The Duchess of Gloucester is in town for a number of official visits and was keen to take part in the Clean for The Queen activities whilst here.

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and clean our streets for the benefit of visitors and city workers alike, indeed anyone proud of where they live and work.  I would really urge everyone to check the website and see if anything is happening in their area that they could join.  Let’s use this weekend as a starting point to Clean for The Queen and for each other.”

Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans added: “We hope a million people will join us in a mass litter pick to give our beautiful country the facelift it deserves.

“Litter is a problem that councils across the UK spend the best part of £1billion clearing up every year. By taking part in Clean for The Queen and clearing up the country, 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.”

To find out more about the campaign visit:  cleanforthequeen.co.uk

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