Clean for the Queen campaign gets underway in East Yorkshire

Published: Friday 4th March 2016 by KCFM

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East Yorkshire residents are among one million volunteers cleaning up their communities from today as part of the Clean for the Queen campaign.

The mass-litter pick takes place across the weekend in the run-up to the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Hull City Councillor Martin Mancey says collecting and disposing of litter costs councils millions of pounds a year: “It comes at a useful time I think, because the pressure on council budgets again nationally means most councils can’t employ as many people to keep the streets clean as they used to. So, any volunteer or assistance is welcome.”

“What we really need to do is try and encourage a greater sense of civic pride and I think parents have a key role here, in educating their children to not drop litter.”

“The problem in reality of course is not caused by the council, it’s caused by people who live in our communities, particularly that small minority that have no regard for their environment and just drop their rubbish on the streets instead of putting it in a bin.”

KCFM

Published: Friday 4th March 2016 by KCFM

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