Woodford Green group joins Clean for the Queen

PUBLISHED: 16:17 11 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:22 11 March 2016

CleanupUK volunteers in Woodford Green. Picture: Neeta Kanagaratnam

CleanupUK volunteers in Woodford Green. Picture: Neeta Kanagaratnam


A group of residents decided to make their streets fit for royalty last week when they joined a charity to help make their streets tidier as part of the Clean for the Queen campaign.

On Saturday, March 5, Debbie Purdy, of Woodford Green, rallied her friends and neighbours to tackle the litter in the neighbourhood as part of the campaign to tidy the nation’s streets in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

In horrible conditions, five volunteers joined Debbie and Neeta from CleanupUK to don their gloves and aprons, fight off the wind and rain and clear the litter off the pavements.

After two hours of work sweeping the streets, the group had amassed 10 bags of litter, gained some new friends and most importantly had a positive impact on their area.

The group’s next cleanup event is on Saturday, April 2, with a new route planned every month.

If you would like to get involved please email or call 07496 660 843.

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