Pictures: Grantham is made ‘Clean for The Queen’

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Residents in Grantham and the wider district have been busy joining efforts to help South Kesteven’s streets to be ‘Clean for The Queen’ for her 90th birthday celebrations.

Litter picks and clear-ups took place on Friday, supported by South Kesteven District Council as part of the national campaign aimed to inspire a million people to take action in their communities to collect rubbish.

Clean for the Queen

Clean for the Queen

In Grantham, volunteers took to the streets of the town centre collecting bags of rubbish with the aid of equipment supplied by the council’s streetcare services team.

Network Rail also co-ordinated an effort with Virgin Trains East Coast, to tidy a rail underpass between Station Road and Huntingtower Road.

The council encouraged other local town and parish councils, groups and individuals to get on board with the scheme in February and they have responded with litter picks planned through to May.

SKDC’s executive member for environment Councillor Nick Craft said: “We always aim to keep our streets clean and maintaining them for residents and visitors but these efforts were specifically for Her Majesty’s birthday.

Clean for the Queen: Carlie Samuels and Jodie Slater, of Virgin Trains

Clean for the Queen: Carlie Samuels and Jodie Slater, of Virgin Trains

“It was heartening to see volunteers give up their own time to help us in our priority to help South Kesteven be clean and green.

“We thank all those volunteers and the residents who will go out in their communities in the coming weeks to complete litter picks.”

Clear-ups continue to take place in the district in the lead up to her landmark birthday on April 21 and those wishing to sign up or create their own event, can do so at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk

SKDC’s streetcare services team can assist with litter picking equipment to interested parties. Email pr@southkesteven.gov.uk for more information.

Clean for the Queen: David Winfield

Clean for the Queen: David Winfield

Councillor Nick Craft and SKDC's Debbie Mewes on the Grantham litter pick.

Councillor Nick Craft and SKDC's Debbie Mewes on the Grantham litter pick.

Hayley Bull, of Network Rail, tackles graffiti.

Hayley Bull, of Network Rail, tackles graffiti.

Members of Network Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast tackle the clear up of a pedestrian tunnel in Grantham.

Members of Network Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast tackle the clear up of a pedestrian tunnel in Grantham.

Network Rail employees strim the overgrown grassed area by the tunnel.

Network Rail employees strim the overgrown grassed area by the tunnel.

The underpass before the clean-up began...

The underpass before the clean-up began...

...and the underpass afterwards.

...and the underpass afterwards.