Rushden clean-up organised as East Northants Council shows its support for Clean for the Queen event

A recent clean-up in Rushden organised with the help of East Northants Council
A recent clean-up in Rushden organised with the help of East Northants Council

East Northamptonshire Council is supporting Clean for The Queen, a campaign launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy to clear up the country in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Clean for The Queen will rally an army of volunteers across the country to tidy their local areas during a special clean-up weekend on March 4 to 6.

In honour of The Queen, Rushden West Community Association (RWCA), along with district and town councillors, are organising a clean-up in Rushden.

From 10am to 12.30pm on March 5, they will be in the Pemberton ward area to rid the streets of litter, but they have said they can’t do it alone.

Cllr Janet Pinnock said: “We all have a responsibility to keep our community tidy and this campaign provides us with a great chance to improve the quality of our streets and public spaces.

“I hope it will help lead to a lasting legacy of a cleaner, tidier district.”

Beverley Stevens, chairman of RWCA, added: “The Queen is an inspiration to us all and her 90th birthday is a unique opportunity for the people of Rushden and beyond to come together in celebration of Her Majesty’s long service and dedication to this country.

“If you love where you live, please join us for a few hours and together we can all Clean for The Queen.”

To take part in Clean for The Queen, people or groups can register at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk where you’ll find advice and tips about how to join a group or to simply do your bit.

To join RWCA in their quest to clean Rushden for The Queen, contact Janet Pinnock on 01933 314211 or email JPinnock@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk.

They will meet at Highfield Community Church in Highfield Road just before 10am.

The waste services team will be on hand to lend support.

They will be bringing the refuse vehicles and will be take away larger items from residents if they are brought out to them.

If you can’t attend, but want to help keep the district clean and tidy, you can report a street/area that needs attention online at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk.

East Northamptonshire Council supports community clean ups throughout the year.

Anyone who would like to organise their own can call 01832 742026.

The council provides groups with everything they need, including litter pickers, gloves, and hi-vis vests and also pick up and dispose of the rubbish collected and advise on what to do if any dangerous or harmful materials are found.