clean for queen

Harrogate District cleans for the Queen

14 February 2016

A number of Harrogate District organisations are coming together to support the national “Clean for the Queen” initiative.

Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016. The campaign has been calling on individuals, volunteer groups, local councils, businesses and schools to do their bit during the Clean for The Queen weekend on March 4th, 5th and 6th 2016.

The events, being coordinated by Harrogate in Bloom and Starbeck in Bloom, will see a number of clean up events across the district. The Mayor of Borough of Harrogate, Cllr Nigel Simms, and local MP, Andrew Jones are set to take part in the clean-up.

Pam Grant, President of Harrogate in Bloom said:

Litter is a constant problem across the district and we know groups already do a lot to clear their respective area. This campaign gives us the opportunity to remind people about not dropping litter and to encourage people to come to one of the many planned events.


Christine Stewart of Starbeck in Bloom added:

We are really looking forward to seeing the local community come out to join the Mayor and MP at these clean up events. We really encourage everybody to give up a little time to come and lend a hand.

Current planned events include the below with more expected to be added.

  • Springwater School, Starbeck 10.30am on Fri 4th March.
  • Pinewoods 10am on Sat 5th March meeting at Council Nurseries, Nursery Lane East.
  • Hookstone Woods 10am on 5th March meeting at small layby on Hookstone Wood Road.
  • Sainsburys Car Park 10am on 5th March with Harrogate Rotary.
  • Bilton to Ripley Cycle Path 10.30 on Sat 5th March meeting at Carpark at end of Cycle path on Bilton Lane.
  • Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre 12pm on Sat 5th March
  • Woodlands Methodist Church on Wetherby Road at 3pm Sun 6th March


Local residents are encouraged to attend their nearest event. Just bring gloves and most picks will only last for 1 or 2 hours.

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