A group of volunteers will be out ‘cleaning for the queen’ this weekend to help tackle litter problems in a Grade II-listed park.

Organised in line with Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebrations later this year, the Clean for the Queen scheme gets volunteers across the country involved in tidying their local green spaces.

This weekend (March 4,5,6) Friends of Epping Forest, Wren Conservation Group, and others will be doing a group litter pick in Wanstead Park to do their bit for the scheme.

The City of London Corporation will also be installing seven new bins in the park, which will increase the park's litter disposal capacity by four.

Chairman of the City’s Epping Forest Committee Gordon Haines said: “Come rain or shine our volunteers will be out picking up litter, tidying pathways and cleaning up after others.

“Clean for the Queen is a chance to thank our volunteers whilst raising awareness of their invaluable work and encouraging others to join us in celebrating Her Majesty's birthday."

Epping Forest Centenary Trust’s Judy Adams said: “We are so fortunate to have Epping Forest on our doorstep and it’s good that we can all help to make it an even better place.”

Friday’s event will start at 11am in Knighton Woods car park in Buckhurst Hill.

Saturday’s litter picks will start at 10am and 1.30pm at the Wanstead Park Gate in Empress Avenue and High Beach Visitor Centre in Wanstead Park Avenue, and Sunday’s event will start at 11am at the Leyspring and Bushwood junction.