As part of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday celebrations, people across the UK are being asked to join in with National Events being organised locally in their own towns and villages.

Clean for The Queen is just one of these initiatives where local people are being asked to help clean up their towns or carry out a project to improve the environment.

In Ringwood, the Town Council is hoping to co-ordinate these activities and is asking groups and individuals to come forward and let them know what they are planning to do and show them how to get involved.

Working with Churches Together and other groups, the Town Council will be helping clean up parks and open spaces in the town and helping provide equipment to volunteers wishing to get involved.

Planned to take place over a number of days the Clean-up will be followed by Ringwood’s own Giant Street Party in the Market Place, along with music and entertainment, fair rides, games and a Giant Picnic.

Helping co-ordinate efforts will be Town Clerk Steve Nash who said, “This will be a wonderful way for people to really show their love for the town, for The Queen, and to celebrate together”.

The ‘Clean-up’ will start in early June with the Street Party taking place on Sunday 12th June between 2pm and 6pm, and people will be asked to bring their own picnic and just enjoy the day.

Tables and chairs will be provided with a stage for entertainers, and the hope is to attract a least 2000 people.

Town Mayor of Ringwood Councillor Michael Thierry said “This is an important event for The Queen as Britain’s longest serving monarch and I am proud we are to be part of the celebrations”.

More details on how to get involved in the events will be available on the Town Council web site and Facebook pages and people should start registering their interest now.

For more information on projects in Ringwood, look at the Council’s web site www.ringwood.gov.uk or ‘phone 01425 473883