Councillors, Biffa representatives and council waste management staff donned gloves and brandished litter pickers and sacks as they contributed to the Clean for The Queen campaign in Loughton today.
Leader of Council Chris Whitbread and Environment Portfolio Holder Councillor Will Breare-Hall helped to collect litter from the verges in Rectory Lane.
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Clean for The Queen
Vacuum your villages! Spruce up your cities! De-litter the land!
Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.
Litter pick groups have been organised in Matching, Ongar, Theydon Mount and Willingale as well as by residents groups from Oakwood Hill in Loughton and Ninefields in Waltham Abbey.
Let’s take care of our environment
Councillor Will Breare-Hall, Environment Portfolio Holder said: “We’re committed to keeping Epping Forest district a clean and attractive place all year-round, so we’re delighted to be supporting the Clean for The Queen campaign.”
“I know a number of local town and parish councils and residents groups are also getting involved with their own litter picks, and it’s not too late for others to join in. We’d love to help promote their work.”
“If everyone disposed of their rubbish properly we could both improve our environment and reduce this unnecessary cost to the taxpayer.”
“It’s important that everyone takes responsibility for their rubbish. Let’s take care of our local environment and keep Epping Forest a beautiful place to live, work and visit.”