In preparation for the Right Royal Congleton Clean-up members of the public are being asked to nominate local right “Royal” eyesores that they would like to see cleaned up.
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 6th April. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information on the nationwide scheme, visit: www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk