Rotherham backs clean up campaign!Published Thursday, 3rd March 2016
The Council is backing a national clean-up campaign with a series of borough-wide community events and a Town Centre spruce up.
The national “Clean for the Queen” campaign launched on the weekend of March 4 – 6, organised by Keep Britain Tidy and Country Life magazine.
The Council backed the campaign that weekend with events in Maltby, Thurcroft and Eastwood, and is inviting more people to get involved with their own community clean-ups in the run up to the weekend of June 11 and 12.
The Council’s Streetpride service is also identifying areas of the town centre to tidy up ahead of the annual Vintage Hop event on Saturday 11 June – which links in with celebrations for the Queen’s official birthday weekend – and working with local businesses to help spruce up the area.
A Town Centre clean up is already being planned for April.
Advisory Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, Cllr Kath Sims, said: "We have already organised a number of community events for the launch weekend, but whether you’d like to clean for the Queen or just for your local community - we'd love even more local people to get involved.
"The Council is always happy to support community clean ups and we can help by providing litter picking equipment and refuse sacks.
"If you'd like to get involved, just go to the Council website and fill in our online form and we'll supply you with any equipment you might need."