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Help Clean Up Your Community For The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Published on: 15 Feb, 2016
Updated on: 18 Feb, 2016

Guildford MP Anne Milton is urging people to roll up their sleeves and take part in helping to clean up their communities in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in June.

Anne Milton MP is encouraging people to take part in community clean ups ahead of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in June.

Anne Milton MP is encouraging people to take part in community clean ups ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in June.

Anne said: Ahead of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, we’ve all got a chance to make a difference to our local area.

“Clean for The Queen brings together anti-litter organisations from the UK to get people involved in Britain’s largest litter pick.

“Community groups including parish councils, residents’ associations, guides, brownies, scout and cub troops are all being asked to organise their own litter picks to clean up in the coming weeks or over the Clean for The Queen weekend that runs from March 4 to 6.”

Any individuals or groups who wish to register a clean-up event can find more details at

Anne also says that special edition Clean for The Queen litter bags are now available.

Participating local authorities may be able to provide the bags for collection free of charge.

Litter bags will also be available for free collection through selected branches of Costa and Waitrose.

The Clean for The Queen website is being updated to show those locations where bags can be collected.

If you need gloves to help with a clean up, visit Gloves of all types and sizes are available at a discount until March. is offering additional equipment including litter pickers and high-vis vests for a 15% discount using code CLEAN16.

Full details, a poster template and an entry form for the school competition, can be found at:

The Guildford Dragon NEWS will be pleased to publish details of any volunteer clean-up taking place in the Guildford area. Send details to:

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Responses to Help Clean Up Your Community For The Queen’s 90th Birthday

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    February 15, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I totally disagree with this initiative in principle.

    People should be helping to pick up litter every day (as I do) no matter what the special event.

    For those who need something special to happen to get into community works, like picking up your fellow humans’ litter, please do, and then continue doing it until the day you are no longer able.

    On the other hand, if people binned their litter this call would not have to be made.

  2. Brian Holt Reply

    February 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    It’s the A3 northbound from Woking Road, and the A31 out of Guildford that needs a litter pick.

    What must visitors driving through Guildford think of the litter along these roads?

  3. Mary Bedforth Reply

    February 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    What a cheek.

    I see that some of the sponsors sell products in disposable packaging that ends up as litter. Irony is dead.

    Questions if we participate:

    Will we be provided with high viz gear and equipment?

    Are we insured if injured on the job?

    Do we get a reduction on the recently increased council tax?

    I am reminded of Thatcher’s well publicised litter initiatives and ‘Dave’s’ Big Society.

  4. Keith Reeves Reply

    February 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Why is it a cheek to encourage people to undertake positive tasks for their community once in a while?

    After all there’s not much evidence of many of us following Jim’s admirable example.

    If the reasoning is that it’s solely the responsibility of local authorities one might question whether the charity sector should exist.

    As for the sponsors’ use of packaging, they’re not the ones who drop the litter.

    To my mind the real question is why we are such a litter-prone country, and have been for decades. We need a more David Sedarises (and Jims) and fewer slobs.

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