Help us Clean for the Queen – and North Devon too!

Posted on: 3 February 2016

Local community groups are being asked to help ‘Clean for the Queen’ – and North Devon too – with the launch of two new litter-pick campaigns.

To mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, North Devon Council is helping to promote the Clean for the Queen campaign, which aims to encourage communities to hold their own clean-up events in their neighbourhood.

Executive Member for the environment, Cllr Rodney Cann, says: “The national Clean for the Queen campaign is between 4 and 6 March. However, these tidy-up events can take place any time prior to this. As the local authority, we’re keen to support any plans that town and parish councils, community groups and organisations may have. This may be by lending them our litter-pickers and bags, to collecting the rubbish they gather as part of their events.”

Groups interested in Clean for the Queen can sign up to the campaign direct at They are then being asked to contact the council so that support and equipment can be provided for their event. (Please be aware, this will be on a first come first served basis.)

If people would like to hold a community litter pick but are unable to arrange something prior to 4 March, the council is also launching its own community clean-up campaign. ‘Team Up To Clean Up’ again aims to encourage communities to organise litter-picks in their areas, with the council offering support.

Cllr Rodney Cann explains: “Keeping our district clean is a mammoth task and the only way we are going to keep on top of it is with community support. This is why we hope to encourage local people and groups to get involved and raise awareness of how it is everyone’s social responsibility to keep their neighbourhoods clean.”

He continues: “Team Up To Clean Up will be an ongoing scheme, where we will be on hand to offer help and advice to groups committed to playing their part in keeping our neighbourhoods, beaches and public spaces clean and litter-free. This may involve groups holding one or two litter-picks a year – whatever they can arrange, we will be happy to support.”

For more information about Team Up To Clean Up, as well as to book council support for the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign, please email

3 comments on “Help us Clean for the Queen – and North Devon too!

  1. jo nicholls says:

    Great idea – just wish this was always done not once. I am always litter picking in my area.

  2. christin smale says:

    hi please when you are all cleaning up barnstaple can Theatre Lane pleased be cleaned, its appalling especially now WEATHERSPOONS are in the area there is more people, visitors, for instance using it, i would help if i could but i cant, many thanks

    • Mair says:

      Hello Christin, thanks for your comment. I will pass this information on to the Town Council, who are organising a litter pick in the town as part of this campaign, regards.

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