East Suffolk encouraged to ‘Clean for the Queen’

Residents and organisations in East Suffolk are being encouraged to get involved in the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations by helping to tidy up the environment we live in.

East Suffolk Council has launched a new campaign to encourage and support people who want to do their bit and help clean up the litter that blights our villages, towns and countryside.

Taking place on Friday 29 April – Monday 2 May, the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign will not only mark the very special occasion, but also help keep East Suffolk litter free.

Cllr James Mallinder, East Suffolk Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “Clean for the Queen aims to give East Suffolk a tidy-up ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee in June. I want to encourage residents and communities to join me during this weekend to help keep East Suffolk litter free, ensuring it is clean, tidy and fit for visitors, royals or otherwise.

“A bit of time and effort can make a big difference to an area, not only for the people who live there but the wildlife too – it is a great way of giving something back to your local community and I hope that other residents appreciate the efforts of those who voluntarily pick up litter, helping to keep East Suffolk such a beautiful place in which to live, work and visit.

“It is a shame it is needed in the first place but unfortunately some people think it is acceptable to dump their rubbish anywhere they like. It would be much better if everyone took responsibility for their own rubbish and disposed of it correctly, using litter bins or taking it home, instead of other people having to pick it up for them.”

East Suffolk Norse can lend out equipment for organised litter picks, including Hi-Viz vests, litter pickers, bags and bag hoops. They can also remove the waste collected if notified in advance.

Register your litter pick now at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/waste/litter/love-east-suffolk/

To find local litter picks, or to tell others about one you have already organised, go to www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/learning-zone/get-involved/Suffolk-litter-picking

You can also get involved on social media by sharing your own litter pick photos, tagging in East Suffolk Council and using #CleanForTheQueen.

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