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Press Release

15 February 2016

Clean and Green for the Queen

Fareham Borough is backing the national 'Clean for The Queen' campaign which aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen's 90th birthday in April. A special clean-up will take place from Friday 4 March - Sunday 6 March.

Fareham is holding its own 'Clean and Green for the Queen' campaign which will not only aim to clean up litter, but will also improve the horticultural features around the borough, alongside the Fareham in Bloom initiative.

Executive Member for Streetscene, Cllr Tiffany Harper said: "We have a dedicated team that patrol and clean the Borough seven days a week, removing up to 700 tonnes a year of litter and debris from our streets and open spaces. We welcome events such as this to highlight the problem to the minority of residents who are not as considerate in disposing of their litter as the majority are, and to demonstrate that most of our residents do not want to see litter on our streets."

The Council is holding a clean-up event on Friday 4 March at Portchester car park and Precinct from 10am – 3.00pm, which anyone is welcome to attend and help out. Portchester Community Association, along with a team of volunteers, will be on hand to re-plant the shrub beds at the car park.

Residents can also get their own team of volunteers together to help make a lasting difference to their local area ready for the big event. The Council can provide some litter-pickers and plastic bags and will arrange for any litter collected to be picked up and disposed of.

For more information please visit www.fareham.gov.uk/cleanforthequeen or call the Streetscene Department on 01329 824842.

ENDS

Notes to editor:

To date we have been made aware of the following groups whom are carrying out litter picking and clean up events:

A full list of clean-up events will be posted on the webpage when everything is confirmed.

For further information contact:

Becca Bennett, PR and Marketing Support Assistant, Tel: 01329 824609

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk



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