Residents clean up for the Queen

Dunnington in Bloom members Rosalind Hargreaves, Lita Black and Linda Maggs.
Dunnington in Bloom members Rosalind Hargreaves, Lita Black and Linda Maggs.

Residents donned their rubber gloves and grabbed their litter pickers as part of the national Clean for the Queen campaign.

In Pocklington, members of Friends of Pocklington Green Spaces, Pocklington Town Council and Pocklington WI have been doing their bit as part of the campaign by cleaning up streets in the town, including Market Place and West Green. They collected eight large bags of rubbish.

The dampers could not be put on 10 members of Market Weighton WI when they embraced the pouring rain to pick litter. The clean up started at the bottom of Beverley Road and bags of rubbish were collected on the way up.

A second group of ladies began their ascent up Spring Road and also collected a considerable amount of rubbish.

The Dunnington in Bloom team cleared litter on both sides of the A1079 near Dunnington and along York Road into the village. 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.

See this week’s paper (10 March) for more pictures.