Stevenage cleans for The Queen

07 Mar 2016

School children from The Thomas Alleyne Academy joined forces with Stevenage Borough Council on Friday 4 March as part of the national Clean for The Queen tidy-up event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.

The council held an event at The Avenue and school children from The Thomas Alleyne Academy were joined by the Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Howard Burrell, and Green Space Volunteers in stuffing their sacks full of rubbish to keep Stevenage tidy.

The campaign was the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen as more than a million people across the UK cleared up the places where they live in honour of The Queen’s birthday on 21 April.

Councillor John Gardner, Executive Member for Environment and Regeneration, said: “Thank you to the school children from The Thomas Alleyne Academy that came together to help give our streets a spring clean for Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday. Clean for The Queen is about everyone working together to give the country a tidy up and I am delighted the people of our town came out to support it.”

Clean for The Queen campaign director Adrian Evans said: “On behalf of the campaign, I would like to say a big “thank you” to Stevenage Borough Council and the people of Stevenage for supporting Clean for The Queen.

“They have been part of a campaign that has seen a million people stepping out of their front doors to make a difference to the way places look in every corner of the UK.”