Our volunteers were out in force on Wednesday 22nd July helping to get the town ready for the Britain In Bloom 2015 judging (on Thursday 23rd).
11 volunteers met at Bank Square in the morning and spread out around the town centre, focussing on the route that the judges will be taking – e.g. Alderley Road, The Memorial Gardens, The Parish Hall area and Water Lane. 15 bags of litter were collected altogether.
There were 2 events in the evening. 5 volunteers met in Sainsbury’s car park at 18:00. We collected a total of 7 bags which were left near the library for collection by the council.
4 other volunteers met at Lindow Common at 19:00. We focussed on the common itself (already very clean so maybe someone had beaten us to it) and Altrincham Road (we went as far as Waters in one direction and to Hawthorn Street in the other direction) and Little Lindow. 5 bags were collected altogether.
Altogether we collected a massive haul of 27 bags of litter during the day and have hopefully left the town looking nice and clean for the arrival of the judges on Thursday 23rd.
2 of our volunteers, Chris and Colin, took questions about Clean Team from the two judges on Thursday morning. We were also represented at the lunch in the Memorial Gardens along with the other volunteer groups who were involved with Britain In Bloom.
We are proud to have been involved in this great team effort and hope that the judges were impressed,
A fantastic start to a bumper litter picking month,
On Wednesday 1st July we had one of our biggest ever turnouts, with around 12 volunteers meeting up at the Leisure Centre and tidying up the surrounding area.
We were pleased to welcome help from a member of staff of car parking specialists, District Enforcement Ltd, who provide parking services for clients in Wilmslow. We hope that other Wilmslow businesses will come forward to contribute to the cause.
We would also like to thank the Northern Rail staff who are helping to keep the station forecourt clean.
One of our volunteers collected more than 100 laughing gas canisters behind the Leisure Centre football area and more around a bench at the far side of the cricket pitch.
17 bags were left at the Leisure Centre and the council were advised to collect
4 of our volunteers met up with The Friends Of Lacey Green Park On Saturday 4th. The Friends focussed on tidying the park whilst the Clean Team spread out to tidy the surrounding roads. The area behind the parade of shops was again particularly bad.
Thanks to our ongoing co-operation with The Friends, we collected between us a total of 13 bags of litter, a traffic cone and a bicycle tyre. These were left at the entrance to the park and the council have been notified to collect.
So – 30 bags collected in July so far – and we will also be doing an extra event on 22nd July to help get the town spruced up for the Britain In Bloom judging.
Well done everyone!