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Ipswich residents invited to Clean for the Queen

23 March 2016
A poster for the Clean for the Queen event

Ipswich residents are being invited to take part in an event to mark Clean for the Queen. 

Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with a range of partners, including Ipswich Borough Council and Greenways, to fund an activity day encouraging residents to take pride in their neighbourhood through recycling, tidying up and appreciating local wildlife.

When does the Clean for the Queen event take place?

Taking place on Thursday 31 March 10am-3pm outside Sanctuary’s office on Downside Close, the event will kick-off with a Clean for the Queen wildlife-themed litter pick walk with residents of all ages welcome to come along.

Another activity marking the national campaign to clear up Britain for the Queen’s official 90th birthday in June will be a recycled crown making competition, with prizes on offer for the best crown made from recycled materials.

In addition, residents will be able to get hands-on with Ipswich Wildlife Group using recycled wood to make wildlife homes for local birds, insects and hedgehogs, with Suffolk Wildlife Trust also on hand to organise bug hunts and wildlife crafts.

Why is the Clean for the Queen event being held?

The event is the culmination of a six-month project aiming to improve recycling and waste reduction across Ipswich, with support from Sanctuary and further funding from the Local Government Association.

James Baker, Greenways project manager, added: “The event will allow local residents to explore the wildlife on their doorstep and to understand the value of open spaces and gardens to wildlife.

“The Downside Close area is surrounded by varied wildlife habitats – key corridors in the Ipswich Wildlife Network.”

All residents are invited to come along to the event on Thursday 31 March 10am-3pm, on the open area opposite Sanctuary’s office on Downside Close in Ipswich. For more information contact James Baker from Greenways on 01473 433995.

This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.