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Congleton joins in Clean for the Queen

clean-for-the-queenCongleton is joining in a National Clean for the Queen campaign. The aim is to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The main weekend is 4th-6th March although groups can volunteer up until the Queen’s birthday in June.

In preparation for the Right Royal Congleton Clean-up on Friday 4th March, members of the public are being asked to nominate local right “Royal” eyesores that they would like to see cleaned up.

Congleton Town Council in partnership with Congleton in Bloom is organising a clean-up on Friday 4th March as part of a nationwide “Clean for the Queen” campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

Ruth Burgess and Martha Hayes, leading the campaign for Congleton Town Council, said: “The Queen has devoted her entire life to the nation, so we are hoping we can all make an extra special effort for her 90th birthday celebrations to ensure the town looks as clean and tidy as it possibly can. It is as much a fun social event as it is a really good community effort to clean up the town. We are always pleased to welcome new faces and are grateful to all who take part.”

The campaign calls on individuals, volunteer groups, local parishes, businesses and schools to do their bit ahead of the Queen’s official birthday in June. There will be opportunities for teams of neighbours, friends and relatives to work together, helping clean up their own areas, or to join in a community event on the 4th March. The Right Royal Clean Up begins at 9.30am and finishes at 1pm. Local people wishing to join should meet at Congleton Community Garden on Lawton Street at any time during this 3.5 hour period; volunteers can do as little or as much as they want to during this time.

Volunteers are advised to wear clothing appropriate to anticipated weather conditions and sensible footwear. Everything else – high-visibility vests, litter pickers, sacks and gloves are provided. To get involved or to let us know your ‘Royal’ eyesore please contact Ruth on rb@congletontowncouncil.co.uk or for more information on the nationwide scheme, visit: www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk