Rotherham people work hard to get Clean for the Queen
Willmott Dixon Partnerships and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council joined forces and rallied the troops across Flanderwell to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday as they worked hard to give the neighbourhood a spring clean.
The ten volunteers came together on the Queen’s 90th birthday to celebrate the Clean for the Queen Campaign.
As part of the celebrations, pupils from Flanderwell Primary School joined the clean-up operation and took part in a litter pick across the Flanderwell Estate.
Keen to make it a day to benefit the community further, local people also had access to various organisations including Willmott Dixon, Rotherham Council and Workers Education Association, which were on hand in the Mark Grove Community Centre promoting the employment opportunities that are available across the town.
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.
The team worked hard to make the Flanderwell Estate look far more presentable and the litter pick filled more than twelve rubbish bags.
Willmott Dixon Partnerships also gave local people an insight into its recently launched Smart4Life bus. The vehicle, which will be touring the UK, is designed as a portable classroom and was on hand to give local Rotherham people the opportunity to get online and participate in an IT skills workshop.
Kelly Johnston, Willmott Dixon’s Regional Community Coordinator, who pioneered the event said:
“Clean for The Queen is about everyone working together to give the country a big spring clean ahead of Her Majesty’s official birthday in June and we are delighted that the people of Rotherham came out in force to support it.
“We are delighted with the turnout and it is fantastic to see what was achieved in just a few hours.
“We are really grateful to those who took part.”