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Enfield Council’s Right Royal Clean Up!

Published Friday, 04 March 2016

A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by the Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Doug Taylor, as ‘Clean for The Queen’ aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

Clean for the queen The national campaign will be the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.

Braving heavy rain it was led by Cllr Taylor, who was joined by Cllr Daniel Anderson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Gary Mabbutt from Tottenham Hotspur FC who will be encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ to help keep Enfield clean over a weekend of activity from 4 to 6 March 2016.

The event was kicked off at the right royal location of Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Enfield.

Cllr Taylor said “I would like to personally thank all those who turned up in the rain to help support the ‘Clean for The Queen’ initiative and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations from across the borough to take part.

“Enfield Council currently spends £4.4 million a year on keeping our streets clean but it’s a never ending task. We hope that communities will join with us for this event and help make our borough sparkle.”

Gary Mabbutt MBE, Tottenham Hotspur Ambassador, said: “As residents of Enfield, the home of our world class Training Centre, the Club is delighted to support the Council’s efforts to ‘Clean for the Queen’.

“The Club is committed to supporting various community initiatives within the borough through its Section 106 agreement with the Council and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, so we would like to encourage residents to get out and do their bit to make Enfield look the part ahead of Her Majesty’s birthday.”

Nigel King, who led the Oakwood volunteers said: “When the Queen came to the throne litter was not the problem that it is today.

“Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride.

“What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than to clean up our country?”

People can either join an arranged clean up, details below, or arrange their own! Why not don those rubber gloves, seize a black sack and get collecting to make your area spick and span for The Queen?

Clean Up for the Queen events:

(Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of these events, materials will be provided)

Pymmes Park Clean up – Friday 4th March – 12.00 – 2.00pm meet visitors centre – Victoria Road, Edmonton, N9

Firs Farm Park Clean up - 10:00 to 12:00, 5 March 2016 - Firs Farm Car Park Firs Lane Winchmore Hill London N21 2PJ

Hillyfields Park Clean up – 1.45pm, 5 March 2016 - Meet at the entrance opposite St Luke’s Church, in Phipps Hatch Lane, EN2 0HG

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