What is Clean for the Queen?
Clean for the Queen is a campaign run by Country Life Magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy which aims to hold a national clean-up in time for the Queen's 90th Birthday this year.
An army of volunteers across the country pulled together to help tidy up their local areas and Fareham held its own 'Clean and Green for the Queen' campaign.
The aim was to not only clean up litter, but to also improve the horticultural features around the borough, alongside the Fareham in Bloom initiative.
When is it taking place?
Events will be taking place throughout the country in the lead up to the queen's birthday, and a special clean-up weekend was held Friday 4 March – Sunday 6 March.
(But you can hold your own local clean-ups at any point throughout the year!)
Why is Fareham getting involved?
Around 2.25 million pieces of litter are dropped on the streets of the UK every day, with 30 million tons of rubbish collected from England's streets each year.
Here in Fareham alone we collect over 700 tonnes of street litter from our bins and streets each year across the Borough.
We think Clean for the Queen is a great initiative inspiring us all come together, encouraging the local community to help clean up the borough to make it a beautiful place for us all to live and work.
What is the Council doing?
Our main clean-up event took place Friday 4 March at Portchester car park and Precinct.
A team of Council Officers, members of Portchester Community Association, Carillion Facilities Management, children from Andy Pandy's pre-school, along with the Fareham in Bloom Volunteer Team worked really hard to help spruce up the area.
How can you get involved?
If you want to help get 'Clean for the Queen' there are a couple of things you can do:
For more info about clean-up events in Fareham please contact the StreetScene team 01329 824842.
For more info about the Clean for the Queen initiative please visit www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk