Borough Insight

Spick and span, Ma’am!

Clean For The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday - both at local events and on the national clean-up weekendClean for the Queen from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March.

Supported by the Government, the campaign, backed by anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England, will be the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.

QueenEpsom & Ewell Borough Council is encouraging everyone to get involved and help make the borough spick and span.

Please join in and get involved. To take part in Clean for The Queen, please register at the national website where you’ll find advice and tips about how to join a group or to promote your own litter picking activity - www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk

Each year, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council clears around 2,000 tonnes of litter and fly tips from public land and streets across the Borough! Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway containers and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing blight that affects our street, countryside, wildlife and sense of pride. About 2.25 million pieces of litter are dropped on the streets of the UK every day. Thirty million tons of rubbish are collected from England’s streets each year. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium four times over.

Environment Minister Rory Stewart said: “Her Majesty The Queen is an inspiration to all of us. Her 90th birthday is a unique opportunity for people to come together in celebration of Her Majesty’s long service and dedication to this country. Everyone has a responsibility to keep their community tidy and this campaign provides us with a great chance to protect our wildlife and improve the quality of our streets and public spaces. I hope it will help lead to a lasting legacy of a cleaner, tidier Britain.”

 Community Litter picks that the Council are aware of are:

Friday 4 March 9:15am - noon

The Avenue/ Grafton Road (up to Woodlands Ave) and down to Cromwell Road

Delta Road

Salisbury Road (from the Ave up to Delta Road)

Cuddington Ave

Edenfield Gardens

Woodlands Ave

Organised by Cuddington Ward RA

 

Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March, 10am – noon

Epsom Town Centre

Organised by Epson Town RA

 

Saturday 5 March

Stoneleigh Broadway, The Glade and Briarwood.

Organised by Stoneleigh and Auriol RA

 

Sunday 6 March 11 am-noon Aurial Park

Organised by Stoneleigh and Auriol RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • CarolynFebruary 26, 2016

    All ny life we have litter picked as we've walked up our road. I don't walk up it so often as I used to as I'm mainly in the car or on my bicycle these days. But what I have noticed, is the recent increase following bin collections.

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