Time to clean up for the Queen!

Bags of rubbish colected during the Clean Up for the Queen in Whalley (s)
Bags of rubbish colected during the Clean Up for the Queen in Whalley (s)

Volunteers turned out in force in Whalley to Clean up for the Queen!

Organised by Whalley in Bloom the clean up along the River Calder saw 90 volunteers pitch in to remove rubbish and debris left on the footpaths and banks after the recent flooding.

Inspired by the Clean up for the Queen project, which aims to get the entire country looking top notch in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday in June, volunteers included Whalley Lions, local Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts, Guides and local residents who filled two large skips and numerous bags with plastic, metal and other waste,

Various areas of the village were also tackled, the footpath and river bank near the weir, the Abbey grounds and Old Sol’s Bridge. Lancashire County Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council and Whalley Parish Council also helped with the planning of the clean up operation.