Watford Young People Clean for the Queen
15 March 2016
Over 20 young people from across 3 Youth Connexions youth projects in Watford were pleased to take part in Watford’s Spring Clean last week, to coincide with the national ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign.
Kitted out with purple bags and pickers, and set to go!
Young people at the Harebreaks youth project collected litter from around the Hub, collecting three large bags of rubbish in half-an-hour, while those at the Meriden youth project collected two large bags of rubbish from the centre at the beginning of the week. A further bag of rubbish was also cleared from around the Meriden shops a few days later, and finally the young people at the Radlett Road project collected litter from their locality too during this time.
Watford’s Spring Clean was supported by Veolia – and the young people were able to borrow ‘clean-up boxes’ from them – which included gloves, litter-pickers and special purple bin-bags.
‘This is a nice thing to do to show we appreciate our area’, commented Stephen, aged 14, ‘I would like to meet The Queen!’ Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016. Watford Borough Council is supporting the campaign with a two-week town wide spring clean – and Youth Connexions and the young people involved were glad to be able to be a part of it.