Test Valley Borough Council is supporting a national campaign, Clean for the Queen, to tidy our towns and villages and celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday this year.
Clean for the Queen encourages communities across the country to take to the streets and clear litter from their local areas during the weekend of 4 to 6 March. The weekend of tidying will take place prior to the Queen’s official birthday celebrations in June.
Andover Town Centre Manager, Chris Gregory, has organised a community litter pick to take place in Andover on Friday, 4 March. Throughout the day, individuals, councillors and volunteers from local organisations will clear litter in various locations across the town. Manuela Wahon, a community campaigner, will be offering her support throughout the weekend and has already generated a wider awareness of the campaign by seeking to fill 90 bags of litter before the official events begin. The Council is providing litter picking equipment and will also collect and dispose of the waste.
Environmental Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said: “The Clean for the Queen initiative is a great way to recognise and celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. It’s fantastic that communities across the whole country will be involved, so it will be a real joint effort to be involved in Her Majesty’s celebrations.”
Anyone who would like to get involved in the Clean for the Queen initiative in Andover Town Centre should contact Chris Gregory, Town Centre Manager. Volunteers can also contact the Council on 01264 368000 to request litter picking equipment and find out details of other planned events.