Nottingham City Council is hosting a series of mass litter picks as part of its support for the country’s biggest – ever community clean up.

The national Clean for The Queen campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

Supported by anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy, the campaign is centred on a weekend of activity from Friday 4 March until Sunday 6 March.

As part of this weekend of action, Nottingham City Council will be holding many events across neighbourhoods including:

  • Friday 4 March, Snapewood Nature Reserve, Bulwell. Volunteers are advised to meet at 9am at Snapewood Community Centre.
  • Saturday 5 March, Woodthorpe Grange Park and surrounding areas. Volunteers are advised to meet at 11am where Winchester Street and Chestnut Walk meet.

Walter Hall Primary School, Querneby Road, Mapperley, will also be encouraging school children to take care of their environment with a special visit by Nottingham City Council Waste Education and Promotion Officer who runs the Waste in School Education (WISE) Programme. The children will carry out a litter pick across the grounds and Nottingham City Council’s FIDO Machine and a Bin Lorry will visit the school for a demonstration between 1pm and 2.30pm on Friday 4 March.

Clean ups will also be taking place in Vernon Park, St Ann’s Wells Road, The Bramcote Estate Radford, Basford and Rise Park.

Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council said: “Nottingham City Council wants to use the opportunity provided by the Clean for the Queen campaign to encourage a sense of pride among citizens in Nottingham. We want to encourage people to realise that we all have a part to play in keeping Nottingham clean and ensuring our city and neighbourhoods are a place we are proud to live and work in. We are inviting people to come to our litter picks to not only Clean for the Queen, but to help spruce up Nottingham’s neighbourhoods and show a sense of unity.”

Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans said: ‘It is great to see so many local authorities, including Nottingham City Council, getting behind Clean for The Queen.

Litter can be a problem that affects every corner of the country. By taking part in Clean for The Queen, individuals and communities will not only be giving The Queen a suitably impressive gift to mark her 90th birthday, they will also be giving themselves and their area a present – a clean space in which to live, work and play.’