Residents Get Cleaning for Queen

Published March 8, 2016 at 13:45

Volunteers across the Valley came out on Saturday to help clean up the town centres and nearby streets as part of the national Clean for The Queen campaign.

The Haslingden clean up was jointly organised by local community group Love Haslingden, and Rossendale Borough Council. 25 bags of litter and rubbish were collected on Saturday and local Girl Guides group 1st Haslingden collected a further 8 bags on Sunday around Snig Hole Park in Helmshore.

A number of schools across Rossendale also took part in the clean up event, as well as local Civic Pride groups in Rawtenstall, Waterfoot, Whitworth and Edgeside.

Community volunteers doing their patriotic litter picking at Edgeside Park

Leader of the Council, Cllr Alyson Barnes said:

“The clean up is a great initiative to encourage people to take pride in their local area. There are many great groups of volunteers in Rossendale who have a really positive impact on the way our streets and town centres look”

Leesa Amin from Love Haslingden said

“I’d like to thank everyone who got involved and supported the clean up on Saturday.   It was great to see so many people volunteering to improve their local area.”

There were lots of Clean for Queen events being held across the 3 day event and we’ve compiled some top facts on the clean up events;

  • Civic Pride collected 51 bags of waste in the Waterfoot area.
  • Civic Pride collected a further 110 bags in Haslingden, plus lots of fly tipped waste that couldn’t go in bags
  • Keep Whitworth tidy gathered approx. 30 bags in Whitworth.
  • The community group in Edgeside cleared up 7 bags from the park

Well done everyone!

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