So, we come to the latest wheeze on trying to get people to keep their communities spick and span, clean and tidy. And I’m very disappointed that we have to resort to Her Majesty’s 90th birthday to get attention. This should be something we all do all the time. As I have written on here before, it’s not somebody else’s problem, it’s yours and you need to take some responsibility.
Here’s the notice from Redbridge Council
Our Queen turns 90 in 2016 and Keep Britain Tidy are launching a national campaign to clean up the UK in honour of her birthday!
Redbridge Council is encouraging and supporting community groups, schools, businesses, colleagues, families, friends and individuals to get involved by litter picking (no matter how big or small!) at a point of your choosing between 27th Feb – 6th March 2016.
Let’s take pride in our borough, draw awareness to the litter which makes our neighbourhoods look messy and costs the council 4 million a year to tidy up and get it clean for the Queen!
There are four main ways to get involved:
- Register your family/self or group at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk and plan a litter pick in your area/school/workplace. The website has more info, resources and tips for you!
- Share the idea with friends, family and colleagues.
- We are looking for groups to take part in some ‘flagship’ joint community litter picking events around the borough from the 27th Feb – 6th March, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be one of them.
- Help us direct our people-power by nominating a ‘grot–spot’ – somewhere in the borough you know needs some TLC.
We’d love to hear that you’ve registered and how you’re planning to take part so we can share good news! Do drop us a line at email@example.com, Tweet us @LBRrecycling and fill in our ‘Clean Up Tally’ on our website – www.redbridge.gov.uk.Barkingside 21 has a track record of holding events on a specific subject that fall outside the official week when they are supposed to take place. We are like that. We do things when it suits us. So we will just carry on as normal as this is just part of what we do anyway.