A campaign to get people out and about cleaning their communities is being backed with free bin bags by Ribble Valley Borough Council.
Clean for the Queen aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The campaign, backed by the Women’s Institute, National Trust, Keep Britain Tidy and Campaign to Protect Rural England, is the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.
Ribble Valley residents are being encouraged to take part by clearing up their communities during the weekend March 4th to 6th.
And Ribble Valley Borough Council will give free refuse sacks to anyone who takes part, as well as collect the extra rubbish.
Ribble Valley Borough leader Stuart Hirst said: “This is an important year for the Queen, who celebrates her 90th birthday in April and has strong connections with Ribble Valley.
“We have some exciting events planned for the Queen’s birthday and what better way to start the celebrations than by sprucing up our beautiful borough.”
Clean for the Queen champion Robert Parker DL, of Browsholme Hall, added: “By taking part in Clean for the Queen, individuals and community groups will not only be giving Her Majesty an impressive gift to mark her 90th birthday, but also themselves and their village a clean space in which to live, work and play.”
If you are taking part in Clean for the Queen, contact Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111 to claim your free refuse sacks and arrange a special collection.