Last Sunday saw a troop of volunteers, including Bath MP Ben Howlett, taking part in “Clean for the Queen”, a tidy up of Britain ahead of the Queen’s ninetieth birthday this June.
When Elizabeth came to the throne litter was not the problem that it is today.
Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride.
The Clean for the Queen campaign is an opportunity to show our gratitude to Her Majesty by cleaning up the country.
The event in Bath last weekend was well supported and saw a surprising amount of litter collected from the streets.
Ben said: “This was a great event to be part of and a big thank you to the national and local organisers for the events this week.
“I hope the message comes across loud and clear that we should all do our bit to Keep Britain Tidy and stop the littering in the first place, as well as tidying up any that is around us.
“Bath is such a beautiful city, my home and an important tourist attraction I very much hope we can all do our bit to keep it tidier.
“With the seagulls already returning to Bath I urge all residents and visitors to do their bit and make sure all their litter is properly disposed of.”