Will you get involved in Royston’s right royal tidy-up to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday?

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II - Credit: Archant

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Clear for the Queen challenges people give something back to improve the environment

Clear for the Queen challenges people give something back to improve the environment - Credit: Archant

The Clean For The Queen campaign has just been launched, and organisers expect to see as many as a million people out and about cleaning up their communities over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, in time for a very special royal birthday.

The first national anti-litter campaign was carried out in 1953, the year of the Queen’s coronation, and this was swiftly followed by the establishment of Keep Britain Tidy – and by extension Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

How appropriate it is, then, in the year of the Queen’s 90th birthday, that we should all band together to attempt the biggest clean-up in history.

Royston Town Council with the help and support of North Herts District Council is organising another big town centre tidy up as part of this campaign on Saturday, March 5, from 1pm to 4pm.

So why not join in with your fellow residents at the Cross end of the High Street at 1pm and help tidy up our town centre streets? It is a great chance to meet friends, make new ones and have fun while giving something back to your community and getting a real sense of satisfaction. All equipment will be provided including disposable gloves and bin bags.

For further information, contact the town council on 01763 245484 or email admin@roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

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You can also contact us at the Volunteer Centre. Please note that in the event of heavy rain, snow or ice the clean-up will not go ahead, but let’s hope that the sun shines on us!

You can find the Royston & District Volunteer Centre in the Royston Town Hall Annexe, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA

Phone 01763 243020, email info@roystonvolunteer.org.uk or visit the website at www.roystonvolunteer.org.uk