Members of the SA Clean for the Queen

Students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich picked litter from one of town’s major gateways as part of the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign.

Wearing hi-vis vests and armed with litter pickers and bin liners, the students cleared refuse from the A51 roundabout and major roads near the college campus in Nantwich.

Their efforts were part of a national campaign, launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, to clean up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday in June.

The students joined a growing army of volunteers, including Nantwich Litter Group, who are determined to make the town litter free in time for the celebration.

‘Clean for the Queen’ is the biggest ever community-led clean-up of the country’s streets, parks, roadside verges and hedgerows.

The campaign is supported by the Government and by Cheshire East Council.

The Cheshire East Street Cleansing team (ANSA) supports the efforts of all volunteer litter groups.

Nantwich Litter Group (NLG), formed in 2010, is group of volunteers who help to keep the town tidy, promote pride in the local environment and raise awareness of the anti-social nature of littering.

The group has already held a ‘Clean for the Queen’ litter pick in March, covering a large area of the town.

NLG volunteer co-ordinator Joyce Webb said: “This is a particularly important campaign and we were delighted students from Reaseheath College offered to become involved.

“Many visitors and business people gain their first impressions of Nantwich when they arrive at the Reaseheath roundabout so it’s particularly important it’s clean and tidy.

“We welcome support from any local individuals, organisations or businesses who would like to get involved with this campaign.

“By working together we can really make a difference and ensure Nantwich is at its best in time for the Queen’s birthday.”

(Pic: Members of Reaseheath College’s Student Association pick litter on A51 outside campus)

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