Communities invited to clean for The Queen


North Lincolnshire Council is taking part in the national campaign, Clean for The Queen, by asking local people and community groups to rally together and join in the big clean-up.

This has been launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy to clear up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.

The Queen is keen to get the ball rolling on what could be the UK’s largest clean-up operation in history.

The aim is to inspire a million people to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter picking to make the places where they live more enjoyable and instil a sense of pride in their communities.

It will rally an army of volunteers across the country to clean up their local areas and will include a special clean-up weekend from 4 to 6 March 2016.

All the litter charities across the country have come together to support the campaign. Also, a growing range of companies, land managers and associations and councils are now signing up to support it, including North Lincolnshire Council.

The council has agreed to coordinate the local events to ensure that activities are programmed into the national events. Officers will soon be engaging with community groups, schools, charities and town and parish councils.

​Councillor Neil Poole, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The council already supports various clean-up initiatives but this is set to be something quite spectacular as whole communities will come together across the country to take part in what is expected to be the biggest clean-up of all time.

“Any community groups or people in North Lincolnshire that would like to take part, or organise a big clean-up, get in touch with us and we will help in anyway we can.”

If you need any support or advice on getting involved in the big clean-up, get in touch with the council on 01724 297775 or email This includes everything from removing the rubbish you have collected to providing equipment.

To take part in Clean for The Queen, please register online at Click here where you can download the Clean for the Queen Guide, as well as advice and tips about how to join a group or to simply do your bit.

If every adult picked up just one piece of litter and put it in a bin, that would be more than 50 million pieces of rubbish disposed of. Imagine if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter every day for the next nine months.