Stanwix people rallied by Asda community champion Nikki tidy for her Queenliness. 2016 News and Star

Cleaned For The Queen in Stanwix

Clean For The Queen 5th March 2016 – Success in Stanwix Ward, Carlisle

Logo of Keep Britain Tidy as clean habits take root in Stanwix Carlisle!Back in March the community movement went a bit mad to clean things up for her Royalness’ birthday! Stanwix Councillor Paul Nedved, her loyal servant in Stanwix took on the mantle and turned his annual Stanwix Big Tidy into a far more majestic entertainment! He was supported by Liz Mallinson our other Stanwix Ward Councillor; to get the show on the road.

Stanwix residents and community groups takes part in tidy queen 2016 News and StarThe Queen Clean became part of “Big Tidy Week” which ran between 29th February and 6th March. Before the week started, the kids at Stanwix Primary School were invited to design a poster promoting the event and more than 400 of them put entries in. Yet another example of the great ethos that our local school encourages.

Councillor Stephen Layden, the current Mayor of Carlisle,  judged the competition and a winner was selected from each Year at the School. The Mayor, with gold chains jangling, then attended an Assembly at the School on Friday, 4th March to present prizes to each of them. Copies of the winning entries were then displayed throughout various venues within the Ward and a set also made available to our Library who were more than happy also to join in the fun and display the Posters for the wider community of Carlisle to see.

Children from the School enthusiastically took part in their own litter picks throughout the Ward from Monday, through to the Friday, and then on Saturday the 5th, the “Clean For The Queen” itself took place. This turned out to be a huge community event with residents, children and  a slew of community groups joining in the day. More than 60 bags of litter were collected throughout the Ward. An article was included in our local daily newspaper the “News & Star” highlighting the day.

It was a wonderful event for the Ward and indeed the City given the devastation from Storm Desmond in the previous December and shows the pride and spirit of all those involved. Cllr Fiona Robson, another Stanwix Ward Councillor took to Twitter (copy also attached) following the event thanking Cllr Nedved for his drive and determination to make the event the success it was.

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About Ray Cassidy

Having lived in Stanwix for several years and having found myself with time on my hands, I decided to lend a hand to the SCA way back in 2008. The first project was the Stanwix.info website and a stint as a committee bod. However techie stuff meant we had to lay Stanwix info to rest. I just keep it as a testing platform now. Once the refurbishment of the community centre was complete, we realised that we need ed to make sure we could market the centre reasonably effectively. To that end I offered to use the resources of Consulting Cumbria Ltd to do a little community service. Without going over the top, we have managed to keep the website fairly prominent and integrated a simple online payment and booking system to help us bring in users . If you would like similar help with your business' website just contact us on: 01228 907 795 or find us on the website at Consulting Cumbria Ltd.
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