Groups across area get ready to clean for Queen

Volunteers at Stokes Bay in Gosport pick up rubbish and litter as they take part in the Round The Harbour Clean Up last year
Volunteers at Stokes Bay in Gosport pick up rubbish and litter as they take part in the Round The Harbour Clean Up last year
Gary Saunders in Winston Churchill Avenue. Picture: The News

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  • Groups and councils are organising clean-up events inspired by the Queen’s birthday
  • A number of events are being between March 4 and March 6
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VOLUNTEERS are getting their bin bags and gloves at the ready for a cleaning project inspired by the Queen.

Across the area, groups are getting ready to take part in the Clean for the Queen event marking the Queen’s 90th birthday year.

I really hope people will get involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion.

MP Caroline Dinenage

In Gosport, MP Caroline Dinenage has pledged her support. She said: ‘It is great to see we have so many events arranged already.

‘I really hope people will get involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion.’

Fareham Borough Council is also encouraging people in the town to do their bit.

Executive member for Streetscene, Cllr Tiffany Harper, said: ‘We welcome events such as this to highlight the problem to the minority of residents who are not as considerate in disposing of their litter as the majority are.’

Havant Borough Council is also calling on people to take part and is acting as a hub for equipment and information. Rachel Madocks School, in Waterlooville, is also taking part with a clean-up.

Portsmouth City Council leader Donna Jones said Clean for the Queen was a fantastic way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. ‘Littering is an issue that frustrates many of us,’ she said.

‘By getting stuck in, it shows that communities won’t put up with mess and we take pride in our city.’