VOLUNTEERS and staff from a range of businesses and organisations gave up part of their working day to take part in a community litter pick.
More than 20 people took part in the clean-up on Wednesday, 1st June, which was organised to coincide with the ‘Clean for The Queen’ campaign.
Teams from Boots UK, Santander UK, Marks and Spencer, The Mall, Blackburn and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council helped to clean up the King Street area, alongside Salvation Army staff and residents at Bramwell House.
The national ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign encourages residents, businesses and organisations to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated this month.
Representatives from the Blackburn BID and the Blackburn Business in the Community Healthy High Streets project led the clean-up initiative.
BITC Healthy High Streets Champion, Katherine Wheatley from Santander, said: “Healthy High Streets is about making the town an attractive place to visit and encourage people to come here to shop. Part of that is the look of the town and being free of litter is key to this, by getting involved and helping clean-up it is all about having pride in Blackburn.”
Manager of the Blackburn Business Improvement District, Harriet Roberts, said: “It was a real success and a great show of community by BID members, businesses and locals. It’s great to see so many people get together like this to make Blackburn greener and cleaner. We would like to thank everybody for their efforts on the day.”