Photo – Alan Mak MP joins local volunteers at Staunton Clean for the Queen event
Havant MP Alan Mak donned the plastic gloves along with scores of local residents today as the Clean for the Queen campaign reached Staunton Park. As part of the nationwide drive to spruce up our cities and de-litter the land to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, Havant Borough Council encouraged local residents to come together and clean up Staunton Park.
Mr Mak joined in the operation enthusiastically, alongside a team of volunteers organised by The Right to Work CIC, which seeks to improve work opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
The Clean for the Queen campaign is taking place across the country over the weekend Friday 4th March to Sunday 6th March. Local councils and volunteer associations are helping their communities look majestic by providing equipment and co-ordinating litter removal by local schools, companies and sports teams.
Havant MP Alan Mak said: “I was delighted to come down and lend a hand to the Clean for the Queen campaign in Staunton Park. It is so important to value our local environment, especially one as full of thriving towns and natural beauty as Havant.”
Mr Mak added: “We can all do our bit day-to-day to make Havant a better place to visit, live and work in. Initiatives like Clean for the Queen can make us really proud of our local area.”
Debbie Lyall from The Right to Work CIC said: “It was great to see Alan come down to Staunton to support the local Clean for the Queen campaign. Havant is full of wonderful areas of countryside, busy high streets and natural beauty, and it is important that we keep all of these clean and welcoming.”
Ms Lyall added: “The occasion of the Queen’s birthday has proven remarkably effective in motivating local residents to come and clear up their communities; today was a wonderful occasion. We must now ensure that we keep Havant and the surrounding area in this state year-round!”
Councillor Tony Briggs, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “It was great to see Alan, as well as residents of all ages and local businesses, coming and taking part in this event. It was a fantastic opportunity for people to get involved with improving their local community to mark this momentous occasion.”