Fenland comes together to Clean for the Queen to fulfil Her Majesty’s 90th birthday wish

Clean for the Queen, Waterlees in Bloom and Street Pride group, ready to set off litter picking. Pic

Clean for the Queen, Waterlees in Bloom and Street Pride group, ready to set off litter picking. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Volunteers from across Fenland gave up their time and reached for litter pickers and bin bags to support the national ‘Clean for the Queen’ anti-litter campaign.

Dozens of volunteers helped clear Fenland of litter to help fulfil the Queen’s 90th birthday wish, and events across last weekend included a ‘Royal Rumble’ litter pick in Manea and a Community Clear-up Day at Whittlesea Station.

At Whittlesea Station, volunteers were helped by staff from Abellio Greater Anglia and members of Railscape.

As well as picking up litter, helpers also did a spot of gardening – removing weeds and cutting back hedgerows on a piece of land that will eventually become a community garden.

In Waterlees, people from Circle Roddons and The Landscape Group lent a hand as part of the campaign requested by the Queen for her 90th birthday.


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In Wisbech St Mary, members of the Women’s Institute group turned out on Monday March 7 after bad weather forced them to postpone their event over the weekend.

Their litter pick was a success, with nine bags collected overall, and the group set to hold another litter pick in the coming weeks.

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Leverington’s big pick also went well, with 13 volunteers picking up 20 bags worth of rubbish.

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