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Sir Roger Gale encourages North Thanet to “Clean for the Queen” 10th February 2016

North Thanet`s MP, Sir Roger Gale, calls on schools, businesses and community groups to help tidy up their local area ahead of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

“Clean for The Queen” brings together all the anti-litter organisations from the UK and aims to get people involved in Britain’s largest litter pick. Community groups including parish councils, residents’ associations, Girl guides and brownies and Scout and Cub troops are encouraged to organise their own litter pick or clean up in the coming weeks or over the “Clean for The Queen” weekend over 4-6 March

Sir Roger has said:

“This is a great opportunity to make sure we get Margate, Herne Bay and The Villages neat and tidy in time for HM The Queen’s official 90th birthday on 21 April. Although the big litter pick will take place over 4, 5 and 6 March, people can get involved whenever they like. It is the support and action people are taking, and not the dates, which are important. I really hope people in [constituency] will consider getting involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion.

  • Further information, including how to register your own clean-up event, can be found at

  • Special edition ‘Clean for The Queen’ litter bags will be available from February onwards. Participating local authorities may be able to provide the bags for collection free of charge. Litter bags will also be available for free collection through selected branches of Costa and Waitrose. The Clean for The Queen website will be updated in February to show those locations where bags can be collected.

  • If you need gloves to help with a clean up, visit Gloves of all types and sizes are available at a discount from January to March.

  • is offering additional equipment including litter pickers and high-vis vests for a 15% discount using code CLEAN16.

  • Full details, a poster template and an entry form for the school competition can be found at:


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