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NEWS RELEASE No: 165681 MARCH 2016

The Forestry Commission Supports ‘Clean for the Queen’ Campaign at Savernake Forest

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Grand avenue  through Savernake forest

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 Wiltshire the Forestry Commission is joining forces with Savernake Volunteers and members of a local mental health charity who use the woods regularly, the Richmond Fellowship.  On Friday 4th March they will be carrying out an additional volunteer session to litter pick Savernake Forest. Starting at 10am at Postern Hill Car Park and Picnic site they aim to cover some of the main walks and rides out from the popular picnic site and will then head to Grand Avenue to litter pick the many pull ins and laybys of one of the busiest stretches of the forest and one of high public profile, finishing around 3pm.


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

Local Event Contact: Nikki Morgans, Recreation & Community Ranger, Bristol and Savernake Beat, West England Forest District, tel. 0777 5012033

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