Join in with the Clean for The Queen campaign

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A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by West Lindsey District Council.

Clean for The Queen aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

Clean for The Queen campaign director, Adrian Evans, said: ‘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 as well, a clean space in which to live, work and play.”

If you would like some support from the council in terms of equipment or collection of litter, call 01427 676676.

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Jeff Summers, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Clean for The Queen and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations in the district to take part.

“We have pledged our commitment to this initiative and any events planned by parish councils, volunteer groups, community groups and residents.

“We are offering equipment such as litter picking sticks, hi-vis vests, gloves and some ‘Clean for the Queen bags’ which can be used on the day of an event.”

The council has also agreed to collect any bags which need disposing of.

Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at the council, Councillor Owen Bierley, said: “Community groups have already started to pledge their support.

“We would love to see what community groups are doing.”