Volunteers join Rugby MP to Clean for the Queen in Hillmorton
Despite the freezing weather and a threat of more snow, Rugby MP Mark Pawsey joined volunteers in Hillmorton to tidy up for the Queen.
He was joined by Cllr Kathryn Lawrence and other eager helpers for the litter pick on Saturday.
It was part of the national Clean for the Queen initiative, to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
After the clean-up Mark said: “Clean for The Queen is about everyone working together to give the country a big spring clean ahead of Her Majesty’s birthday and it was great that local residents in Hillmorton came out to support it.”
Across the UK more than one million people have been out and about clearing up the places where they live to help celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in April.
As part of the campaign, Mark and his team cleaned up the village green and the area around the shops in High Street.
Mark added: “I would like to thank all of the people who joined me on the litter pick and everyone who took part in clean-ups across the town.”
“In Rugby many people were out this weekend doing their bit for the campaign which 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.”
The campaign is backed by organisations including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPB, as well as businesses including McDonald’s, Costa, Greggs, KFC and Wrigley and anti-litter charities.
It is the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.