Clean for the Queen and Spring Clean Felixstowe 2016
Join in a Spring Clean in 2016 and give your community the chance to win £200!
Felixstowe Town Council is supporting the Spring Clean community litter pick to tie in with the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign which aims to get everyone involved in cleaning up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday.
The Town Council is urging local groups, organisations and volunteers to sign up to the new incentive based community litter pick scheme ‘Love East Suffolk’ which has been launched by Suffolk Coastal District Council to encourage local people to help keep their environment clean and tidy.
To show their appreciation to all the communities that undertake a litter pick this Spring (1st March to 31st May 2016), the District Council’s partners, Suffolk Coastal Norse, will be giving £20 to all participating groups for them to spend on their local community or a charity of their choice.
In addition, all groups will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win one of five substantial prizes of £200 towards their community or chosen charity.
Suffolk Coastal Norse can provide volunteers with equipment including sacks, disposable gloves, and loan sticks and hoops to groups on request and will also arrange for gathered litter to be collected.
Mayor of Felixstowe, Doreen Savage said: “The Town Council knows that there are many groups and individuals who regularly organise litter picks, beach cleans and put in the effort to help look after our wonderful town. In this special year we hope that you will register for the community litter pick scheme and take up the reward on offer from Suffolk Coastal Norse. Whilst the national Clean for the Queen weekend is officially 4-6 March we are keen to support anyone wishing to carry out a litter pick at any time of year. It would be great to see the town’s beaches, parks and alleyways free of litter – not just for the Queen of course but for the benefit of the whole community.”
The Town Council wants to hear about your efforts – let us know the area you cleared and send us your photos (you group in action, the results ‘before and after’) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them up on the Town Council website www.felixstowe.gov.uk .
How to join in
Please be aware that the stock of loanable equipment is finite. You can check the online calendar of community litter picks to see when other groups have registered their activities by clicking here.