Clean for The Queen
Clean for The Queen is a national campaign to clear up the UK in time for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016. The initiative is being supported by Victoria Prentis MP, who is encouraging groups and individuals in North Oxfordshire (and across the country) to help tidy up their community in celebration of Her Majesty’s long life of dedicated service.
The campaign is backed by dozens of major British businesses, local authorities, Members of Parliament, schools and community groups right across the UK. The flagship weekend of events took place between 4 and 6 March 2016, but smaller events will be held throughout the first half of the year.
“I am absolutely delighted to support this brilliant initiative. Litter is an issue in communities in almost all areas of the country, but Clean for The Queen aims to address this in a really positive way. This campaign builds on the great work done by the many local and volunteer groups which regularly organise litter picks all over Britain. Clean for The Queen provides a brilliant opportunity for local groups, schools, businesses and councils to work together to tidy up the nation, and it’s a great way to celebrate the Queen’s remarkable lifetime of service.
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 Prentis MP (January 2016)
You can find out more about Clean for The Queen, both nationally and in North Oxfordshire, below.
Clean for The Queen website and resources
Visit Clean for The Queen’s main website to find out more about the national campaign, events happening in your area, and to download resources. You can also register your event and sign up for email updates.
Clean for The Queen in North Oxfordshire
Clean for The Queen in North Oxfordshire was launched on Friday, 22 January 2016 at Spiceball Park, Banbury, by Councillor Kieron Mallon (Leader of Banbury Town Council), Victoria Prentis MP and a group of councillors and supporters. The local campaign is being coordinated by Cherwell District Council and Banbury Town Council. To find out more information, and for advice about arranging your own event in the area, please use the contact details below:
- Cherwell District Council – Caroline Croghan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Banbury Town Council – Mike Hall (email@example.com)
Victoria Prentis MP with Boris Johnson MP (Mayor of London) and Amanda Milling MP, at the Parliamentary launch of Clean for the Queen on 9 February 2016.
Victoria with litter pickers at Bure Park Primary School, Bicester on 4 March 2016.