Who Are We?

Wilmslow CleanTeam LogoWe are a group of volunteers who help keep Wilmslow tidy by organising litter picking events twice a month and an annual Spring Clean.  We set our own priorities and are independent of the local councils.  We encourage people to take responsibility for their environment.

We were set up in October 2013 and started our litter picking events in the December.

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers.   We provide all the equipment, insurance and training. Please check the Volunteer page if you can spare some time to help us. We don’t expect our volunteers to attend every litter picking event – just come along when you can or else use our equipment to pick up litter at a more convenient time.

Our 2 monthly litter picking events are on the first Wednesday of the month and the following Saturday.  See the Events page for more details.

We organise an annual Spring Clean around March every year.  This consists of a week long series of litter picking events by the Clean Team and other community organisations.

We help with the annual “Britain In Bloom” competition by organising extra litter picking sessions in the run up to the judging.

We have support from several local businesses. Waitrose have provided us with funding through their “Community Matters” scheme.  The Holiday Inn are regular attendees at our organised litter picks. The Yorkshire Building Society have also joined in with our Spring Clean activities. We would welcome any new businesses who would like to support our voluntary work – see the “Support Us” page for more details.

We are also hoping to work with schools to educate children about the impact of litter on the environment.

Dirty street in Wilmslow December 2013This photo shows the kind of thing that we are tackling – i.e. the irresponsible behaviour of a minority who think that it is acceptable to use the street as a bin. We believe that we are making a difference and that Wilmslow is becoming a nicer place to live in over time.