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On the morning of Friday 22 January, Victoria Prentis MP helped to launch North Oxfordshire’s Clean For The Queen campaign at Spiceball Park in Banbury. Victoria joined Councillor Kieron Mallon (Leader of Banbury Town Council), councillors and supporters at the event, which marked the beginning of the local ‘clean-up’ campaign to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.

The campaign is backed by dozens of major British businesses, local authorities, Members of Parliament, schools and community groups across the UK. The flagship weekend of events will take place between 4 and 6 March 2016, but smaller events will be held throughout the first half of the year. Groups and individuals are being encouraged to collect rubbish and tidy up public areas ahead of the Queen’s birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.

Speaking at the event, Victoria said, “Although the big litter pick will take place over just three days, people can get involved whenever they like. While it will be fantastic to see the country coming together in March, it is the support and action people are taking, and not the dates, which are important.”

Victoria has also been busy promoting the campaign among her colleagues in the House of Commons. The local campaign is being led by Cherwell District Council and Banbury Town Council. You can find out more by visiting the Clean For The Queen page of the website here.