Make a difference in your local area
A national initiative to encourage community clean-ups for the Queen’s 90th birthday this year is being supported by Fife Council.
The “Clean for the Queen” project is happening across the UK, as part of the celebrations planned for the Monarch’s special birthday in April. Community groups are being encouraged to pick local areas that could benefit from a clean-up and councils across the country are helping with co-ordination and support.
Over 2.5 million pieces of litter are dropped on the streets of the UK every day. The campaign aims to inspire a million people across Britain to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter-picking to make the places where we live more beautiful.
Safer Communities Team Manager Dawn Jamieson explained how Fife is getting involved: We want to hear from any local groups who want to “clean for the Queen.” We’ll supply bags and litter pickers to those who want to take part. It’s a great boost to the local environment and will help spruce up the Kingdom for locals and visitors.”
Unpaid work and local groups including army cadets and school pupils are already signed up for clean-up events across Fife.
Added Dawn: “We’re off to a great start but we’re looking for more groups to come forward. If you fancy doing something a bit different on the weekend of 5th and 6th March then please get in touch. We can supply all the equipment you need – all you need to do is turn up and get cleaning!”
For more information or to sign up for “Clean for the Queen” contact Nicola Philp.