They Cleaned for The Queen

Clean for The Queen is a campaign by Keep Britain Tidy to clear up Britain for The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations during 2016.

East Staffordshire Borough Council was proud to have organised their own celebrations for the Queen by arranging a litter pick on Saturday 05 March 2016.

Despite the chilly weather there was a brilliant turn out for this worthwhile cause. The Community and Civil Enforcement Officers were joined by Burton Conservation Volunteers, Burton Civic Society, the Rotary Club of Burton upon Trent and members of the public. McDonalds in Station Street, Burton sent groups of their staff along to join in and Tesco supplied water and fruit to keep everyone going. Whilst Burton and South Derbyshire College baked pastries and supplied hot beverages for an extra treat to warm up the volunteers. Greggs also provided vouchers for free drinks when in town.

The event was held around the Centenary Woodlands and Burton Washlands where approximately 60 bags of general waste and two 1100 litre euro-bins of recycling were filled. Other more unusual items were retrieved, such as a child’s booster seat, paint tins, a single fisherman’s wader, shopping trolleys and an airbed.

Volunteers were joined by Cllr Jacqui Jones and Cllr Michael Rogers. Cllr Jones commented: ‘Everyone has a responsibility to keep their community tidy and this campaign provided us with a great opportunity to join together to improve the quality of our streets and public spaces. The day was very well represented and everyone worked hard for this worthwhile cause and our thanks go to those that participated.

‘Of course the real present for the Queen and our own environment is for everyone to take their litter home with them or use the many bins provided by ESBC’’.

Should you wish to contact the Community and Civil Enforcement team they can be reached on 01283 508856 or for further details please email us at

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