PACE newsletter January / February 2015
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:03 pm
Attached is the latest edition of the Partnership Newsletter.
Lynsey Cooper, Partnerships Officer, Partnerships and Communities Team, Cheshire East Council wrote:The campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by Cheshire East Council.
Clean for The Queen aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April, to be widely celebrated in June 2016. The campaign, backed by organisations including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPB, as well as businesses including McDonald’s, Costa, Greggs, KFC and Wrigley and anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England, aims to be the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.
Supported by the Government, Clean for The Queen is centred on a weekend of activity from March 4th to 6th, 2016. Cheshire East Council is encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up the litter that blights our streets, parks, hedgerows and grass verges by offering 100 litter picking kits, available for free to those wanting to clean up their local areas.
Les Gilbert, Portfolio Holder for Communities said: “We are delighted to be supporting Clean for The Queen and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part. 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 – a clean space in which to live, work and play.
We really want to be able to help organisations and groups of individuals to get involved and would urge you to apply as soon as possible to ensure you have your own kit, by completing and returning the attached application form.”
TV presenter and fervent anti-litter campaigner Kirstie Allsopp said: “I really hope that as many people as possible will join in with this fantastic campaign. I litter-pick with my family regularly and it really can be good fun. It’s a great way for children to start to understand the impact litter has on our environment and the harm it can do.”
More information about Clean for The Queen and the existing Clean Teams across Cheshire East can be found on the Council’s website.