Join the city spring clean for our Queen

 

Clean for the Queen

Gloucester City Council is organising the annual ‘spring clean’ on 24th March, order as part of the clean for the Queen project.

Clean for the Queen aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday in April. Gloucester City Council will be encouraging and supporting businesses, groups and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ to help our streets, parks and neighbourhoods sparkle.

On 24th March, between 10am – to 2pm, the Guildhall will be come clean for the Queen headquarters, from which all the cleaning operations across the city centre will be managed.

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, will be the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.

As part of the clean for the Queen project, the council has also been working with Gloucestershire College students, educating them on environmental issues, as well as focusing on building confidence, learning about site and project management, and working in a team.

The Queen will celebrate her birthday on April 21st, in a year which will see her celebrate her 64th year as monarch. As part of celebrations on the day, Gloucester will light the beacon on Robinswood Hill.

Cllr Jim Porter, cabinet member for the environment at Gloucester City Council, said: “There has been great support from the local community and I hope people will continue to join the cause to tidy our city.

“Every person who gets involved will be contributing to making our community a nicer and happier environment.”

Cllr Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “As our annual spring clean heads into its fourth year, I hope residents join us in sprucing up our city.

“In a year when we will be celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, I hope we can make local communities look their very best.”

You can register your clean up events on the official website www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk to acknowledge your participation.

If you would like to be involved please contact Ismael Rhyman by sending an email to ismael.rhyman@gloucester.gov.uk, or phone 01452 39678.