Redcar_and_Cleveland_Borough_CouncilLITTER-PICKERS are set to hit the streets of Redcar and Cleveland this weekend to support a national campaign honouring Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The campaign, Clean for The Queen, will see over 1,600 litter picking events taking place across the Britain to clear up in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.

The council’s neighbourhood team will be tackling the Redcar Beach steps to collect litter on Friday, March 4 and Monday, March 7 and is welcoming volunteers to take part.

On Saturday, March 5, Marske Litter Action is calling for volunteers to join the campaign 10am – 12noon at Marske Football Club. Cleveland Police Cadets will also be hitting Saltburn beach on Saturday.

Friends of Redcar (FRED) will be targeting Redcar beach on Sunday, March 6.

The Countryside Ranger and apprentices will be in Saltburn Valley Gardens on Monday, March 7rounding off the weekend’s clear-up events.

More litter-picking opportunities are set to take place across the borough over the weekend, and residents and visitors of the borough are welcomed to take part.

Litter-picks, bags and high-vis vests will be provided but volunteers are asked to bring gloves when possible, to wear sturdy shoes and to dress for the weather. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cllr Helen McLuckie, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said:

“Keeping our borough clean is something we can all help with and take responsibility for. I would encourage as many people as possible to take part as initiatives such as these can make a real impact.

“This clear-up contributes to a wider campaign the council is launching to tackle littering and dog fouling, and to encourage recycling so we can all enjoy a cleaner and greener borough.

“I would like to thank the band of volunteers who, come rain or shine, dedicate many hours in helping us achieve this aim.”

To find out more about volunteering opportunities in the borough to Clean for the Queen, please visit:www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/cleanforthequeen