Coronation Cleanup - Clean Up For The King

Clean-up for The King

Hundreds to rid Gwent of litter for the Coronation.
People throughout Gwent will be getting out into their local areas to pick litter to mark The King’s Coronation on Monday 8 May.
What do you give the man who has everything, as a present on his special day? Well, if that man is King Charles, who is passionate about the environment and has a special place in his heart for Wales, and whose special day is the day he gets crowned – then what better gift could people give him than a mass clear-up of litter around Gwent.
So, in the build-up to the Coronation, Keep Wales Tidy will be reminding people in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen of the locations of their litter hubs, where anyone can collect litter-picking equipment for free. Then, on the Monday Bank Holiday, public-spirited people who care about their environment can spend as much or as little time as they want collecting litter.

Afterwards, the Lord-Lieutenant (The King’s representative in Gwent) will write to The King, telling him how much litter has been collected, and hopefully enclosing photographs of the litter-pickers themselves.
The Lord-Lieutenant, Brigadier Robert Aitken, said: “This has been a genuinely grass-roots idea. Most people in Gwent are horrified at the amount of litter around our beautiful county – and even though dozens of volunteers already regularly clean up around their local areas, they can’t keep pace with the few thoughtless people who don’t seem to know how to use a litter bin. As The King’s representative, I hope that people in Gwent will do this to mark his special day; but, whatever their motivation, I hope loads of people will join me on the Bank Holiday Monday and do their bit to make Gwent just a bit tidier.”
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