MP for Wellington Rebecca Pow is calling on schools, businesses and community groups to help tidy up their local area ahead of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday.

‘Clean for The Queen’ brings together all the anti-litter organisations from the UK and aims to get people involved in Britain’s largest litter pick. Community groups including parish councils, residents’ associations, Girl Guides and Brownies and Scout and Cub troops are encouraged to organise their own litter pick or clean up in the coming weeks or over the ‘Clean for The Queen’ weekend over March 4-6.

Schools are also encouraged to enter the ‘anti-litter’ poster campaign. The best overall design will be used as a professional marketing poster and displayed at key locations around the country. The closing date for entries is Monday, February 15.

Rebecca said: “This is a great opportunity to make sure we get Taunton Deane neat and tidy in time for HM The Queen’s official 90th birthday on April 21. Although the big litter pick will take place over March 4, 5 and 6, people can get involved whenever they like.

“It is the support and action people are taking, and not the dates, which are important. I really hope people in Taunton Deane will consider getting involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion.”