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Thanks to all those that helped Clean for the Queen 

Published on Wednesday, 9th March 2016

The Council would like to thank all of the residents, as well as Race Leys Junior School for getting involved and volunteering, collecting a staggering 85 kilos of litter from around the borough. 

Litter pick (photo courtesy of Nuneaton News)

Photograph courtesy of the Nuneaton News

In aid of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Clean for the Queen” campaign the litter picks were organised around Race Leys Junior School, two litter picks were at Horeston Grange and St Nicholas Park as well as one in Bedworth’s Miners’ Welfare Park. Around 60 residents and school children took part overall and on Friday and Saturday picking litter from walkways, parks and pathways throughout the borough.

Litter has a huge detrimental effect on the borough and costs millions to take care of every year, money which could be better spent elsewhere. We hope that following the fantastic efforts of all the volunteers that were involved, residents within the Borough will be more aware of the issue and help us to encourage behaviour which can help us all to achieve a cleaner, greener borough.

Littering carries an on the spot fine of £75.

Community litter picks can be organised by anyone living within the borough and the event will be fully supported by the waste education team. To find out how you can do this in your area visit and search for litter picks.

“The litter picks that took place last weekend were a great way to meet new people whilst doing something to help the community. I’m especially proud of the children of Race Leys Junior School in managing to collect ten bags of rubbish. I encourage more people to contact the Waste Management team and organise more community litter picks.”

Cllr Neil Phillips, portfolio holder for Health and Environment