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New Forest supports 'Clean for The Queen' this Spring

Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year, New Forest District Council, the Forestry Commission and New Forest National Park Authority are calling for volunteers to help tidy up their community as part of the celebrations.

Clean for The Queen is a national campaign that aims to inspire community groups, schools, and neighbourhoods to spend a few hours litter picking together to make our country even more beautiful in time for The Queen's birthday.

Community tidy-ups will be taking place throughout the Spring, with a litter blitz planned for 4 - 6 March.

Cllr Sophie Beeton, portfolio holder for the environment at New Forest District Council, said; "We have seen some great community spirit over the years, and by getting involved with Clean for The Queen you will be making a real difference in your local area whilst getting out there and having some fun."

New Forest National Park Authority Chairman Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre added: "Litter not only spoils the appearance of our spectacular National Park but is also harmful to the free-roaming Forest animals and to wildlife. I would urge people to get involved in helping to clean up our Forest to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday and in advance of the many visitors who arrive for the holiday season."

Anyone who wants to get involved and organise a community tidy up can arrange to borrow equipment and have the bags of rubbish picked up by contacting New Forest District Council on 023 8028 5000 or visiting newforest.gov.uk/tidyup

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Updated: 8 Jan 2016
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