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The Forestry Commission Supports ‘Clean for the Queen’ Campaign at Kinsley Wood with a Right Royal Connection.

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Kinsley Wood

As part of its support for the Country’s biggest-ever community clear up the Forestry Commission is organising mass litter-picks at sites across the country.

The national ‘Clean for The Queen’ campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

Supported by the Government, the campaign is being backed by organisations including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and RSPB, as well as businesses including McDonald’s, Costa, Greggs, KFC and Wrigley and anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

In the Marches the local community are being invited to join in the Forestry Commission’s ‘Clean for the Queen’ Litter Pick. The event will be held on Sunday 6th March from 10am till 2pm meeting at Kinsley Wood Car Park. The main focus of the litter pick will be all along the forest road up to Kinsley wood and, numbers dependant, the event may extend out in to the local town of Knighton.

Kinsley Wood actually has a very Royal link which is why Forestry Commission staff chose this area for the ‘Clean for the Queen’ event - two ER’s planted in the hill side - one on the SW slopes and the most prominent on the NE hillside in conifers. These were planted in 1952 to mark the Queen’s Coronation.


Media Contact: Heather Lilley, Community and Communications Manager, Forestry Commission, West England Forest District, tel. 0300 067 4817

Local Event Contact: Megan Coles, tel 0300 067 6974 or mobile 07557 458877

Archive images of the conifer ER plantations at Kinsley Wood available.
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